What Happened on July 1, 1912

Famous Birthdays

  • Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal and President of Iraq (1968-79), born in Tikrit, Ottoman Empire (d. 1982)
  • David Brower, American environmentalist and president (Sierra Club), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2000)
  • Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (Vogue magazine) and manager (Lord & Taylor), born in El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma (d. 1989)
Born in 1912

Famous Deaths

Harriet Quimby (1875-1912)

American pioneering aviator, 1st woman in the US to receive a pilot certificate and to cross the English Channel, dies in a plane crash at 37 after her biplane unexpectedly pitched forward and threw her and her passenger to their deaths [1]

1912 Highlights

About July 1, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer