Events in year of 1912

  • 01-01Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic
  • 01-03South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
  • 01-04Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr
  • 01-051st National Hockey Association game (Victoria)
  • 01-06New Mexico becomes 47th state
  • 01-09US marines invade Honduras
  • 01-10Caillaux government in France resigns
  • 01-17Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
  • 01-18English explorer Robert F Scott and his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before
  • 01-29Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 02-02Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
  • 02-072nd Dutch 11 city skate (Coen de Koenig wins (11:40)
  • 02-081st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 02-09US Tennis Association amends rule taking bye away from defending champion
  • 02-12China adopts Gregorian calendar
  • 02-141st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Connecticut
  • 02-14Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state
  • 02-16VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 02-22J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph - 161.29 km/h
  • 02-26Coal miners strike in England (settle on 03 / 01)
  • 02-27Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway
  • 03-01Albert Berry makes 1st parachute jump from an airplane
  • 03-01Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, New York City
  • 03-05Spanish steamer "Principe de Asturias" sinks NE of Spain, 500 die
  • 03-07Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
  • 03-111st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
  • 03-12Captain Albert Berry performs 1st parachute jump from an airplane
  • 03-12Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low
  • 03-12Helen Hayes Theater opens at 238 W 44th St, New York City
  • 03-13Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Moncton (NB) in 2 games

People born in year of 1912

  • 01-01Kim Philby: British spy / Soviet mole
  • 01-01Victor Reuther: Wheeling, West Virginia -- Labor leader
  • 01-02Andre Ameller: Composer
  • 01-02Anna Lee: Ightham, England -- Actress (Scruples, Lila- General Hospital)
  • 01-02Barbara Pentland: Winnipeg, Manitoba -- Composer
  • 01-02Renato Guttuso: Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
  • 01-05Frank Pace, Jr.: US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
  • 01-06Jacques Cesar Ellul: Writer
  • 01-08Rudolf G Escher: Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
  • 01-09Ralph Tubbs: Architect
  • 01-11Donald Barry: Houston, Texas -- Actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak)
  • 01-11Roger Lewis: Aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
  • 01-11Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe: Waco, Texas -- Pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 01-12Peter Pooley: Broadcaster
  • 01-16Franz Tumler: Austria -- Author / Novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 01-17Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov: Composer
  • 01-18Charles Moeller: Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
  • 01-18William Sansom: English writer (Loving Eye)
  • 01-19Francis David Charteris: Earl of Wemyss and March / Scottish landowner
  • 01-19Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans: Dutch Social Democratic Party Chairman (1965-69)
  • 01-19Leonid V Kantorovich: St. Petersburg, Russia -- Economist (Nobel)
  • 01-20Christopher Casson: Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)
  • 01-21Konrad Bloch: Germany -- Biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • 01-23Ank van der Moer: Actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy)
  • 01-25Lucius E Burch, Jr.: US lawyer / civil rights leader
  • 01-26Cora Baird: NYC, New York -- Puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)
  • 01-28Jackson Pollock: Cody, Wyoming -- Expressionist painter (Lavender Mist)
  • 01-28William "Bill" Henson: English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • 01-29Jacob "Jaap" Balk: Journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
  • 01-30Barbara Tuchman: United States -- Historian / author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)

People died in year of 1912

  • 01-03Felix Dahn: Writer, dies at 77
  • 01-14Otto Liebmann: German philosopher (Kant & Epigones), dies at 71
  • 01-16Georg Heym: Writer, dies at 24
  • 01-29Hermann Bang: Writer, dies at 54
  • 02-10Joseph Lister: 1st Baron Lister, surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic)
  • 02-16Edgar Evans: British explorer (Antarctica)
  • 02-17Aloys von Aerenthal: Foreign Minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57
  • 02-17L Oates: British explorer (Antarctica)
  • 03-29Robert F Scott: British pole explorer (Antarctica)
  • 03-30Karl May: German writer (Winnetou / Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70
  • 04-12Clara Barton: Organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90
  • 04-20Bram Stoker: Irish theater manager / writer (Dracula)
  • 04-30Frantisek Kmoch: Composer
  • 05-14August Strindberg: Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63
  • 05-14Frederik VIII C W K: King of Denmark (1906-12), dies at 68
  • 05-26Jan Blockx: Belgian opera Composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
  • 05-30Wilbur Wright: US aviation pioneer
  • 06-25Louis Antoine: Belgian miner / Sect Leader, dies at about 65
  • 07-15Francisco Lazaro: Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • 07-25Lawrence Alma Tadema: Dutch / British painter, dies at 76
  • 07-30Mutsuhito: 122nd Emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
  • 08-13Jules EF Massenet: French opera Composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70
  • 08-19Alfonse Hasselmans: Composer, dies at 67
  • 08-20William Booth: English Minister / founder (Leader des Heils)
  • 08-22Pope Gregory IX
  • 09-01Sam[uel E] van Beem: Actor (Dollar Princess), dies at 62
  • 09-01Samuel Coleridge Taylor: African-British composer, dies at 37
  • 09-30Mary Frances Allitsen: Composer, dies at 63
  • 10-03Guido Papini: Composer, dies at 65
  • 10-04Gen Zeledon: Nicaraguan opponent of US occupation, is executed

Events in year of 1913

  • 01-01Post office begins parcel post deliveries
  • 01-07William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
  • 01-08Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
  • 01-111st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
  • 01-11Bread and Roses Strike begins
  • 01-16British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
  • 01-18Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
  • 01-21Aristide Briand forms French government
  • 01-24Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished
  • 01-26Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for being a pro
  • 01-29Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
  • 01-30House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
  • 02-02New York football Giants sign Jim Thorpe
  • 02-0316th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified
  • 02-04Louis Perlman patents demountable auto tire-carrying wheel rim
  • 02-04National Institute of Arts & Letters founded
  • 02-10Edward Sheldons "Romance, " premieres in New York City
  • 02-151st avant-garde art show in America opens in New York City
  • 02-16President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico
  • 02-171st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)
  • 02-17New York Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public
  • 02-18French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in New York City
  • 02-191st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
  • 02-19Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
  • 02-2516th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax
  • 02-286.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
  • 03-011st state law requiring bonding of officers and state employees, North Dakota
  • 03-01Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
  • 03-03Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC
  • 03-041st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed

People born in year of 1913

  • 01-01Eliot Janeway: Financial writer (Economics of Chaos)
  • 01-02Ernest Sidey: British air marshal
  • 01-02Gardner Read: Evanston, Illinois -- Composer
  • 01-02Juanita E Jackson Mitchell: US head (NAACP)
  • 01-04Malietoa Tanumafili II: King of West-Samoa (1962- )
  • 01-06Edward Gierek: Party leader (Polish CP)
  • 01-06Tom Brown: NYC, New York -- Actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky)
  • 01-07Francis De Wolff: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 01-07Shirley Ross: Omaha, Nebraska -- Actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm)
  • 01-09Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst: Vocal / piano
  • 01-09Peter John Norton: Naval diplomat / artist
  • 01-10Gustav Husak: President of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
  • 01-10Haywood Frank Henry: Sax player
  • 01-13Jeff Morrow: NYC, New York -- Actor (Bart-Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising)
  • 01-14Tillie Olsen: American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
  • 01-17Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten: Founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
  • 01-18Danny Kaye: Brooklyn, New York -- UNICEF / comedian / actor (Danny Kaye Show)
  • 01-19Phyllis Flowerdew: School Reading text author
  • 01-22Verdina Shlonsky: Composer
  • 01-24Mark Goodson: TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)
  • 01-24Norman Dello Joio [Dello Ioio]: NYC, New York -- Composer
  • 01-26Jimmy Van Heusen: Songwriter (Love & Marriage)
  • 01-26William Prince: Nichols, New York -- Actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 01-27Milton Adolphus: Composer
  • 01-27Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky: Composer
  • 01-28Jan Masseus: Composer
  • 01-28Oliver Chesterton: Chartered surveyor
  • 01-30Percy Thrower: English radio host
  • 01-31Don Hutson: NFL end (Packers)
  • 01-31Hector Iglesias Villoud: Composer

People died in year of 1913

  • 01-04Alfred von Schlieffen: Prussian General-field marshal, dies at 79
  • 01-13Thomas P Krag: Norw Author / Novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • 01-17Carl Baermann: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-18Edmond R H Regout: Dutch industrialist / politician, dies at 49
  • 01-19David Emlyn Evans: Composer, dies at 69
  • 01-22Ferdinand van der Haeghen: Flemish librarian / bibliographer, dies at 82
  • 01-24Gustav Luders: Composer, dies at 47
  • 02-22Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure: Swiss linguist, dies at 55
  • 02-22Francisco Indalecio Madero: Mex pres, assassinated in military coup at 39
  • 02-22Suarez: Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a miltary coup
  • 02-26Felix Draeseke: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-27Adam Sedgwick: English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • 02-28Elephant seal: 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic)
  • 03-09Eberhard Nestle: German biblical scholar, dies at 61
  • 03-10Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in New York
  • 03-12Joseph Bayer: Composer, dies at 61
  • 03-18George I: King of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
  • 03-19John Thomas: Composer, dies at 87
  • 03-20Christian Barnekow: Composer, dies at 75
  • 03-20Song Jiao-ren: Leader Chinese Guomindang-Party
  • 03-31John Pierpont Morgan: US banker / CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75
  • 04-06Jose Marraco y Ferrer: Composer, dies on 78th birthday
  • 04-14Karl Hagenbeck: German animal trainer (Von Tieren), dies at 68
  • 05-18Otto Reubke: Composer, dies at 70
  • 05-28Lord Avebury [John Lubbock]: British banker / politician
  • 06-03Josef Richard Rozkosny: Composer, dies at 79
  • 06-04Emily Wilding Davidson: Suffragette, trampled to death by a horse
  • 06-11Machmud Shevket Pasha: Turks grand vizier, murdered
  • 06-21Stefan O Iosif: Romanian Poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
  • 06-24Frank Lynes: Composer, dies at 55