On This Day

What Happened in 1912

Historical Events

  • Jan 6 Geophysicist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt
  • Jan 8 Chiefs, representatives of people's and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms

1912 in Film & TV

  • Jul 31 US government prohibits movies and photos of prize fights (censorship)

1912 in Music

Did You Know?

Bust of Queen Nefertiti found in El-Amarna, Egypt

On December 7, 1912

Famous People in 1912

Would You Believe?

15 young women are fired by Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia for dancing the "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break

On May 29, 1912

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