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1912

1912 History Facts:
  • The unsinkable Titanic goes down (off coast of Newfoundland) killing over 1500 passengers. A steward from the Titanic's White Star Line is reported as having said, "Not even God Himself can sink this ship". (April 14)
  • China becomes a republic - Sun Yat-sen as president.
  • Maria Montessori begins teaching "The Montessori Method".
  • Violent Katmai volcano eruption in Alaska.
  • New Mexico and Arizona become 47th and 48th states in US.
  • The first crossword puzzle is published in New York Journal.
  • The Olympic Games are held in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • The Ottoman period ends after Turkey surrenders to Serbia & Bulgaria.
1912 Science & Technology Facts:
  • The electric iron is invented in Germany.
  • The electric starter for cars is invented.
  • Discovery of Vitamin A in butter and egg yolks.
  • Piltdown man hoax - deceives paleontologists around the world.
  • Dr Gaston Odin claims to discover the cancer microbe.
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