February 1912 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 2 Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
  • Feb 7 2nd Dutch 11 city skate (Coen de Koenig wins (11:40)
  • Feb 8 1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 8 British Emissary journeys to Berlin to suggest that Britain might support German colonial aspirations in Africa if Germany agrees to hold her current naval strength
  • Feb 12 China adopts Gregorian calendar
  • Feb 12 Last Ch'ing (Manchu) Emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates
  • Feb 14 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Connecticut
  • Feb 14 Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
  • Feb 15 Schooner 'Fram' reaches latitude 78° 41' S, farthest south ever by ship
  • Feb 22 J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
  • Feb 25 Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.
  • Feb 26 Coal miners strike in Britain (settle on 1st March)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Millvina Dean, last living survivour of the RMS Titanic.
  • Feb 3 Jacques Soustelle, French minister of information
  • Feb 4 Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
  • Feb 4 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)
  • Feb 6 Eva Braun, mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born Munich Germany
  • Feb 7 Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist {d. 1981}
  • Feb 9 Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist
  • Feb 10 Lord Orr-Ewing [Charles Ian], great-grandson of Sir Archibald Orr-Ewing, Bt
  • Feb 11 Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)
  • Feb 12 R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • Feb 14 Edmund George Love, American teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=
  • Feb 14 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • Feb 14 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist
  • Feb 14 Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
  • Feb 15 George Mikes, Hungarian British writer (How to Be an Alien)
  • Feb 16 Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
  • Feb 16 Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
  • Feb 16 Maitland Mackie, Lord Lt (Aberdeenshire)
  • Feb 17 Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
  • Feb 19 Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
  • Feb 19 Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher
  • Feb 20 Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
  • Feb 21 Patrick Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • Feb 27 Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • Feb 28 Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (d. 1945)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 10 Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic), dies
  • Feb 16 Edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies
  • Feb 16 St. Nikolai of Japan, Eastern Orthodox priest (b. 1836)
  • Feb 17 Aloys von Aerenthal, foreign minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57
  • Feb 17 Lawrence "Titus" Oates, British explorer (Antarctica), dies during the Terra Nova Expedition at 32
  • Feb 22 Richard Andree, German geographer (Andree's Handatlas), dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)