1912 in History – What happened in year 1912

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1912 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 januaryThe Boy Scout Association was incorporated throughout the then British Empire by royal charter.
06 januaryGerman geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift.
17 januaryRobert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition reachedthe South Pole, only to find that Roald Amundsen's team has beaten them by 33 days.
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.
12 marchJuliette Gordon Low founded a youth organization for girls that grew into the Girl Scouts of the USA.
15 aprilThe passenger liner RMS Titanic sank about two hours and forty minutes after colliding with an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people.
16 aprilAmerican Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.
17 aprilSoldiers of the Russian Empire's army fired upon striking gold miners in northeast Siberia near the Lena River, killing at least 150 people.
05 mayThe Bolshevik newspaper Pravda was first published in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
18 mayThe first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, wasreleased.
06 juneThe largest eruption of the 20th century created the Novarupta volcano in the Alaska Peninsula, US.
30 julyJapan's Emperor Meiji died and was succeeded by his sonYoshihito, who is now known as the Emperor Taisho.
04 septemberThe Albanian Revolt of 1912 came to an end when the Ottoman government agreed to meet the rebels' demands.
24 octoberFirst Balkan War-Serbian forces defeated the Ottoman army atthe Battle of Kumanovo in Vardar Macedonia.
04 novemberConstruction on USS Nevada, the first 'super-dreadnought' ofthe United States Navy, began as the keel was laid down.
12 novemberThe 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 of fossilized remains of a previously unknown early human, known as Piltdown Man, which later turned out to be a hoax.
28 decemberThe San Francisco Municipal Railway, the operator of the city's famed cable car system, opened its first line.
18 MayThe first Indian feature length film Sri Pundalik was released.
12 JulyQueen Elizabeth became the first foreign film to be released in the US.
17 JulyThe International Amateur Athletics Federation IAF) was established in Sweden.
19 NovemberIn the First Balkan War, Serbia's army captured Betola and ended the Ottoman rule of Macedonia.
27 NovemberAlbania adopted the national flag.
28 NovemberIsmail Qadri declared independence from Turkey to Albania.
24 DecemberIrving Fisher patented the collection system through \ index cadres \.
06 JanuaryAlfred Wegener introduced the theory of continental displacement.
14 JanuaryRaymond Poincaré became the Prime Minister of France.
12 FebruaryChina adopted the Gregorian calendar.
14 FebruaryThe first diesel submarine was built in the city of Groton near London.

Famous birthdays in the year 1912:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberKathleen Ollerenshaw / Astronomer / United Kingdom
01 DecemberMinoru Yamasaki / Architect / United States of America
01 JuneHerbert Tichy / Author / Austria
02 March Henry Katzman / Composer / United States of America
02 AugustVladimir Žerjavić / Economist / Croatia
04 January Noro Morales / Pianist / United States of America
05 AprilMakar Honcharenko / Footballer / Ukraine
07 NovemberVictor Beaumont / Actor / United Kingdom
07 JuneJacques Hélian / Bandleader / France
09 MayGéza Ottlik / Mathematician / Hungary
12 February R. F. Delderfield / Author / United Kingdom
13 AugustClaire Cribbs / Basketball Player / United States of America
14 NovemberTung-Yen Lin / Engineer / United States of America
15 January Michel Debré / Politician / France
21 JuneMary McCarthy / Novelist / United States of America
23 JuneAlan Turing / Scientist / United Kingdom
23 March Neil McCorkell / Cricketer / South Africa
23 March Eleanor Cameron / Author / United States of America
24 NovemberGarson Kanin / Writer / United States of America
30 MayErich Bagge / Academic / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1912:

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