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MCMXII) was a
starting on Monday (
dominical letter GF) of the
Gregorian calendar and a
leap year starting on Sunday (
dominical letter AG) of the
Julian calendar, the 1912th year of the
Common Era (CE) and
Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 912th year of the
2nd millennium, the 12th year of the
20th century, and the 3rd year of the
1910s decade. As of the start of 1912, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.
March 1 –
Albert Berry is reported to have made the first
parachute jump from a flying
March 6 –
Italian forces became the first to use
airships in war, as two dirigibles dropped bombs on Turkish troops encamped at
Janzur, from an altitude of 6,000 feet.
March 7 –
Roald Amundsen in
Hobart, Tasmania, announces his success in reaching the
South Pole the previous December.
March 12 – The
Girl Scouts is founded by
Juliette Gordon Low in
March 16 –
Lawrence Oates, dying member of
South Pole expedition, leaves the tent saying, "I am just going outside and may be some time."
March 22 – State of
Bihar is formed out of the ertswhile State of
March 27 – Mayor
Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gives 3,000
cherry trees to be planted in Washington, D.C., to symbolize the friendship between the two countries.
March 29 – The remaining members of Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition die.
March 30 – The
French Third Republic establishes the
French protectorate in Morocco.
June 6 – The
Novarupta volcano (290 miles (470 km) southwest of Anchorage) experiences a
VEI 6 eruption; the largest eruption in the 20th century.
November 8, 1912: New Jersey Governor
wins U.S. presidential election.
1912 date-mark on the apex of a building at Springfield, Birmingham, England.