1912 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 176 of 176

  • Jul 19 A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.
  • Jul 22 In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
  • Jul 25 Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
  • Aug 5 Japan's first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo.

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Aug 7 Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for US President

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Aug 14 2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925
  • Aug 15 Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game
  • Aug 19 Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Shepherd's Key" premieres
  • Aug 20 Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect
  • Aug 21 Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia
  • Aug 22 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US Olympians

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Aug 24 District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States
  • Aug 24 US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition government
  • Aug 25 1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin
  • Aug 25 Different nationalities battle with each other in Macedonia
  • Aug 25 The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
  • Aug 27 Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes "Tarzan of the Apes"
  • Sep 4 First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured
  • Sep 6 NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Philadelphia, 3-0
  • Sep 9 J Verdrines becomes 1st to fly over 100 mph (107 mph/172 kph)
  • Sep 12 Dutch Olympian Committee forms (NOC)
  • Sep 15 War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania
  • Sep 19 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions
  • Sep 23 Mack Sennet presents 1st Keystone Cops film (Cohen Collects a Debt)
  • Sep 25 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
  • Sep 28 SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die
  • Sep 29 French/British troops lands on Samoa
  • Oct 1 Yanks lose game #100 en route to a 50-102 season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Oct 5 Yanks win final game at Hilltop stadium
  • Oct 6 Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season
  • Oct 7 The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.
  • Oct 8 Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
  • Oct 14 Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
  • Oct 14 Cretan representatives are admitted to the Greek assembly; in doing so the Greek Government challenges the Turkish Government
  • Oct 17 Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey
  • Oct 18 The Treaty of Lausanne ends the Tripolitan War between Turkey and Italy
  • Oct 18 The First Balkan War breaks out, with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece opposed to Turkey
  • Oct 19 Tripoli (Libya) passes from Turkish to Italian control
  • Oct 20 Cort Theater opens at 148 W 48th St NYC
  • Oct 26 Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
  • Oct 26 Woolwich Foot Tunnel under Thames opens
  • Nov 5 Arizona, Kansas & Wisconsin vote for female suffrage
  • Nov 5 Bulgarian troops in Constantinople blockade drinking water

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) & President William H. Taft (R)

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Nov 9 Ferenc Molnàr's "Farkas" premieres in Budapest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 British explorer Robert Scott's diary & body found in Antarctica

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • Nov 18 Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire
  • Nov 23 Hamilton Alerts suspended by ORFU for refusing to field a full team in a replay of a protested game
  • Nov 24 Conflict in the Balkans grows into an acute international crisis with major powers supporting either Austria or Serbia
  • Nov 25 American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
  • Nov 25 Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
  • Nov 27 Albanian National Flag adopted
  • Nov 27 Spanish protectorate in Morocco forms
  • Nov 28 Ismail Qemali declares Albania independent from Turkey
  • Dec 3 Gerrit Brinkman becomes 1st Dutch traffic officer
  • Dec 3 Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • Dec 3 First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
  • Dec 5 The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans
  • Dec 6 China votes for universal human rights
  • Dec 7 Bust of Queen Nefertiti found in El-Amarna, Egypt
  • Dec 16 1st US postage stamp picturing an airplane, 20 cent parcel post, issued
  • Dec 16 Austria-Hungary engage in conflict with Serbia
  • Dec 16 First Balkan War: The Ottoman Navy is defeated by the Royal Hellenic Navy at the Battle of Eli
  • Dec 18 Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.
  • Dec 20 J Hartley Manners' "Peg O' My Heart" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 20 Paul Claudels "L'Annonce Faite à Marie" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 21 Denmark, Norway & Sweden declare neutrality in Comende war
  • Dec 23 1st "Keystone Kops" film, entitled "Hoffmeyer's Legacy"
  • Dec 23 Aswan Dam in Nile begins operation
  • Dec 23 In Delhi, India, terrorist agitation continues as British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion
  • Dec 24 Irving Fisher patents archiving system with index cards
  • Dec 28 National Council of Young Israel convenes
  • Dec 28 SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI)
  • Dec 28 The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 298

  • Apr 21 Marcel Camus, French director, Orfeu negro)
  • Apr 21 Eve Arnold, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 25 Gladys L Presley, mother of Elvis
  • Apr 26 A. E. van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)
  • Apr 27 Franz Weyergans, Belgian literary (Les Gens Heureux)
  • Apr 27 Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist
  • Apr 28 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WW II)
  • Apr 29 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor
  • Apr 29 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic
  • Apr 30 Manuel Gutierrez Mellado, soldier/politician
  • May 1 Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
  • May 2 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate
  • May 2 Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
  • May 5 W Fenton Morley, preacher
  • May 6 Barend Roest Crollius, painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)
  • May 6 Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral
  • May 7 Paul H F Brenneker, Neth/Antillian photographer/folklorist
  • May 8 George Woodcock, author
  • May 8 Gertrud Fussenegger, [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)
  • May 9 Per Imerslund, "The aryan idol" (d. 1943)
  • May 10 Edward Gardner, Queen's Court/MP
  • May 12 Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General (d. 2004)
  • May 13 Judah Nadich, American rabbi (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Marguerite Fawdry, museum curator
  • May 15 Alexis Kagame, Rwanda, priest/writer
  • May 16 Studs Terkel, American author/host (Stud's Place, Working), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Archibald Cox, special prosecutor (Watergate)
  • May 18 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
  • May 18 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 20 Joseph Proce, 3rd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • May 21 John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (d. 1986)
  • May 22 Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party)
  • May 23 David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)
  • May 23 Samuel Curran, vice chancellor (Strathclyde University)
  • May 25 Princess Dukhye of Korea (d. 1989)
  • May 26 Janos Kádár, premier Hungary (1956-58)
  • May 27 John Cheever, writer (Wapshot Chronicle)
  • May 28 Leslie Monson, diplomat
  • May 28 Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
  • May 28 Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist and politician (d. 1992)
  • May 29 John B M R "John" Hanlo, Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque)
  • May 29 Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], history teacher and French resistance member, born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • May 30 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist
  • May 30 Joseph Stein, dramatist/playwright (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • May 30 Julian Gustave Symons, writer
  • May 31 Henry M "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash)
  • May 31 Martin Schwarzschild, US astronomer (evolution)
  • Jun 3 Richard D'Aeth, president (Hughes Hall Cambridge)
  • Jun 3 William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • Jun 4 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures)
  • Jun 5 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)
  • Jun 8 Ian Morrow, company director
  • Jun 8 Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (d. 1987)
  • Jun 10 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • Jun 10 William Gordon Harris, civil engineer
  • Jun 10 Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 William Baziotes, painter (abstract expressionist)
  • Jun 12 Mary Lavin MacDonald Scott, author
  • Jun 12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
  • Jun 13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • Jun 14 E Cuyler Hammond, scientist (1st to link smoking with lung cancer)
  • Jun 16 Enoch Powell, England, MP (C)/racist/Greek professor
  • Jun 16 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Wessel Couzijn, sculptor/cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument)
  • Jun 20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • Jun 21 Mary McCarthy, US, novelist (Group)
  • Jun 22 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
  • Jun 23 Alan Turing, mathematician/pioneer in computer theory (Turing Machine), born in London (d. 1954)
  • Jun 24 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • Jun 24 Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • Jun 25 Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidential advisor
  • Jun 25 William T. Cahill, Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Audrey Langford, singing teacher
  • Jun 29 John Toland, US, political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)
  • Jun 29 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Kenneth Jameson, art educator
  • Jun 30 Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist
  • Jun 30 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (d. 2003)
  • Jul 1 Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier
  • Jul 1 David Brower, environmentalist/president (Sierra Club)
  • Jul 1 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 3 Edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals
  • Jul 6 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 10 Francis Showering, brewer
  • Jul 12 Broderick Vernon Chinnery-Haldane, photographer
  • Jul 14 Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
  • Jul 18 Harry Levin, literary Scholar
  • Jul 18 Henry L "Hank" Miller, US pilot/lt adm (WW II-Pacific)
  • Jul 19 Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1997)
  • Jul 20 Andrew Long, Scottish author (Blue Book of Fairy Tales)
  • Jul 20 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member
  • Jul 20 John Dacie, hematologist
  • Jul 20 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found newspaper (The Typhoon)
  • Jul 20 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • Jul 26 Derek Riches, diplomat
  • Jul 27 Hilde Domin, [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 31 Milton Friedman, economist (Nobel 1976), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • Aug 1 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
  • Aug 1 Masaya Hanai, businessamn
  • Aug 2 Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist

Weddings in History


Deaths in History