On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1912

Historical Events

  • Isabella Goodwin appointed first US woman detective, NYC
  • U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry performs first (attached-type) parachute jump from an airplane

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, archbishop of Toronto (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), dies at 64
  • Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Danish politician (Council President of Denmark), dies at 72
1912 Highlights

About March 1, 1912

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces