Historical Events in August 1912

  • Aug 2 US Open Men's Golf, CC of Buffalo: John McDermott successfully defends title by 2 strokes from Tom McNamara
  • Aug 5 Japan's first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo

Presidential Convention

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

  • 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 Grainger's orchestral piece "Shepherd's Hey" premieres
  • Aug 20 Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect

Sports History

Aug 20 Washington Senators future Baseball HOF pitcher Walter Johnson wins AL-record 15th straight, beating Cleveland Naps, 4-2; in nightcap Carl Cushion no-hits Naps, 2-0 in 6 innings

  • Aug 21 Francis Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of University of British Columbia
  • Aug 22 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
  • Aug 24 District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States

Sports History

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

  • 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 26 MLB pitcher Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends
  • Aug 26 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Maurice McLoughlin wins first of 2 straight US singles titles; beats Wallace F. Johnson 3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
  • Aug 30 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1