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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
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