January 1, 1912 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 1st running of San Francisco's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles/12.3 km)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • The Republic of China is established

Birthdays in History

  • Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 1988)

  • Victor Reuther, American labor leader, born in Wheeling, West Virginia