Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
Major Events of 1912
1912 (Roman Numerals: MCMXII) was the 12th year of the 20th century. 1912 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1912.
News Events of 1912
Sun Yat-sen made first provisional President of Chinese Republic. Boy Emperor, Xuan Tong ("Pu Yi") abdicates in February 1912. Yuan Shikai becomes second provisional President.
RMS Titanic sinks on maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, after hitting an iceberg, over 1,500 die.
Robert F. Scott reaches South Pole. Scott and his party die, during the return trip from the Pole.
First Balkan War (1912-1913), Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Montenegro fight Turkey, and conquer most Turkish lands in Europe. Albania proclaims independence from Turkey.
US marines invade Honduras.
New Mexico admitted as 47th US state.
Arizona admitted as 48th US State.
Albert Berry makes the first ever parachute jump from an aeroplane in St. Louis, in Missouri
Nabisco introduces the Oreo cookie.
Ford Motor Company introduces the moving assembly line.
Crete annexed by Greece.
Sports in 1912
Back To Year Index
†Disclosure: Advertising Link(s): Our company may receive a payment if you purchase a product/service after following this link.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
Copyright © 2000-2020, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.