What Happened on February 12, 1912

Historical Events

  • China adopts the Gregorian calendar
  • The last Qing Emperor of China, Puyi (age 6) abdicates after losing the support of the Chinese people and thus the "mandate of heaven"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest Clark, British actor (Ghandi, The Dam Busters, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
Born in 1912

Famous Deaths

  • Armauer Hansen, Norwegian physician (1st to identify leprosy as bacteria), dies at 70 [1]

About February 12, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius