On This Day

Historical Events in September 1912

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 3 Arnold Schoenberg's "Funf Orchesterstucke" (Five Pieces for Orchestra) premieres in London at a Promenade Concert

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Sep 4 First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured
  • Sep 6 NY Giant Jeff Tesreau no-hits Philadelphia, 3-0
  • Sep 9 J Verdrines becomes 1st to fly over 100 mph (107 mph/172 kph)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 11 Philadelphia second baseman Eddie Collins steals MLB record 6 bases in the Athletics' 9-7 win over Detroit Tigers at Navin Field

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Sep 11 Netherland Olympic Committee forms
  • Sep 12 Dutch Olympian Committee forms (NOC)
  • Sep 15 Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins
  • Sep 15 War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Sep 19 Pius X encyclical Singular quadam, against interconfess unions
  • Sep 19 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
  • Sep 22 Philadelphia second baseman Eddie Collins becomes only player in MLB history to steal 6 bases in one game for a second time as A's beat St. Louis Browns, 8-2
  • Sep 23 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released "Cohen Collects a Debt"
  • Sep 25 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 27 W. C. Handy publishes "Memphis Blues", considered the 1st blues song

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Sep 28 SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die