1912 in History – What happened in year 1912

In history, year 1912 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1912.

Know what happened in 1912:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 November Construction on USS Nevada, the first 'super-dreadnought' ofthe United States Navy, began as the keel was laid down.
04 September The Albanian Revolt of 1912 came to an end when the Ottomangovernment agreed to meet the rebels' demands.
06 January German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift.
08 November First Balkan War-The Greek Army accepted the surrender of theOttoman garrison at Thessaloniki, one day before the Bulgarian Armyarrived to do the same.
12 March Juliette Gordon Low founded a youth organization for girls that grew into the Girl Scouts of the USA.
12 November The bodies of Robert Falcon Scott and his companions werediscovered, roughly eight months after their deaths during the ill-fatedBritish Antarctic Expedition 1910.
18 DecemberAmateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announced the discovery offossilised remains of a previously unknown early human, known asPiltdown Man, which later turned out to be a hoax.
18 MayThe first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, wasreleased.
24 OctoberFirst Balkan War-Serbian forces defeated the Ottoman army atthe Battle of Kumanovo in Vardar Macedonia.
28 DecemberThe San Francisco Municipal Railway, operator of the city'sfamed cable car system (cable car pictured), opened its first line.
30 July Japan's Emperor Meiji died and was succeeded by his sonYoshihito, who is now known as the Emperor Taisho (pictured).
17 AprilSoldiers of the Russian Empire's army fired upon striking goldminers in northeast Siberia near the Lena River, killing at least 150people.
12 FebruaryXinhai Revolution-Puyi, the last Emperor of China, abdicatedunder a deal brokered by military official and politician Yuan Shikai,formally replacing the Qing Dynasty with a new republic in China.
17 JanuaryRobert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition reachedthe South Pole, only to find that Roald Amundsen's team had beaten themby 33 days.
06 JuneThe second-largest eruption of the 20th century created theNovarupta volcano in the Alaska Peninsula, US.
12 February Xinhai Revolution-Puyi, the last Emperor of China, abdicatedunder a deal brokered by military official and politician Yuan Shikai,formally replacing the Qing Dynasty with a new republic in China.
18 MayThe first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, wasreleased.
21 January Raymond Poincaré (pictured), who would pursue hardline anti-German policies, began his first term as Prime Minister of France.
24 OctoberFirst Balkan War-Serbian forces defeated the Ottoman army at the Battle of Kumanovo in Vardar Macedonia.
28 DecemberThe San Francisco Municipal Railway, operator of the city'sfamed cable car system, opened its first line.
14 OctoberFormer U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was shot in anassassination attempt, but delivered a speech before receiving treatmentfrom preeminent surgeon John Benjamin Murphy.
04 SeptemberThe Albanian Revolt of 1912 came to an end when the Ottomangovernment agreed to meet the rebels' demands.
30 JulyJapan's Emperor Meiji died and was succeeded by his sonYoshihito, who is now known as the Emperor Taisho.
15 AprilThe passenger liner RMS Titanic sank about two hours and fortyminutes after colliding with an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people.
16 AprilAmerican Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly acrossthe English Channel.
12 FebruaryXinhai Revolution-Puyi, the last Emperor of China, abdicatedunder a deal brokered by military official and politician Yuan Shikai,formally replacing the Qing Dynasty with a new republic in China.
04 JanuaryThe Boy Scout Association was incorporated throughout the thenBritish Empire by royal charter.
06 JanuaryGerman geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift.
21 JanuaryRaymond Poincaré, who would pursue hardline anti-German policies, began his first term as Prime Minister of France.
12 FebruaryXinhai Revolution: Puyi, the last Emperor of China, abdicated under a deal brokered by military official and politician Yuan Shikai, formally replacing the Qing Dynasty with a new republic in China.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1912:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Burton Lane / Writer / United States of America
02 MayVirgil Fox / Composer / United States of America
04 AugustRaoul Wallenberg / Diplomat / Sweden
05 JuneDean Amadon / Author / United States of America
07 OctoberPeter Walker / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
07 OctoberFernando Belaúnde Terry / Politician / Peru
07 NovemberVictor Beaumont / Actor / United Kingdom
08 January Lawrence Walsh / Lawyer / United States of America
08 January José Ferrer / Actor / United States of America
12 MayHenry Jonsson / Runner / Sweden
12 AprilFrank Dilio / Business Man / Canada
13 February Margaretta Scott / Actress / United Kingdom
14 February Tibor Sekelj / Lawyer / Hungary
14 March Cliff Bastin / Footballer / United Kingdom
16 NovemberGeorge O. Petrie / Actor / United States of America
18 MayRichard Brooks / Producer / United States of America
21 SeptemberChuck Jones / Producer / United States of America
26 MayJay Silverheels / Actor / United States of America
28 MayHerman Johannes / Scientist / Indonesia
30 MayJoseph Stein / Author / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1912:

YearName / Profession / Country
07 MayPannalal Patel / Author / India
31 DecemberJohn Frost / General / India
08 JulyBanarasi Das / Politician / India
27 AprilZohra Sehgal / Actress / India
27 AprilZohra Sehgal / Actress / India
27 MarchBimala Prasad Chaliha / Politician / India
10 SeptemberB. D. Jatti / Politician / India
NA NAGhulam Mohammad Sadiq / Politician / India
29 JanuaryAjit Nath Ray / Lawyer / India
27 February Kusumagraj / Poet / India
06 March Mohammed Burhanuddin / Spiritual Leader / India
27 February Lawrence Durrell / Poet / India
11 MaySaadat Hasan Manto / Author / India
31 MarchRajendra Narayan Singh Deo / Politician / India
21 JuneVishnu Prabhakar / Author / India
10 SeptemberBasappa Danappa Jatti / Politician / India
10 OctoberRam Vilas Sharma / Poet / India

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