February 1912

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February 13, 1912: Sun Yat-sen resigns as President of the rest of China as monarchy ends
Emperor Puyi (standing), brings end to Manchu Dynasty

The following events occurred in February 1912:

February 1, 1912 (Thursday)[edit]

February 2, 1912 (Friday)[edit]

February 2, 1912: Senator La Follette ends his run for President after disastrous speech

February 3, 1912 (Saturday)[edit]

February 4, 1912 (Sunday)[edit]

Film captured Reichelt's jump and fall, his body being removed, and measurement of the hollow created by the impact.

February 5, 1912 (Monday)[edit]

February 6, 1912 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 7, 1912 (Wednesday)[edit]

February 8, 1912 (Thursday)[edit]

February 9, 1912 (Friday)[edit]

February 10, 1912 (Saturday)[edit]

February 11, 1912 (Sunday)[edit]

February 12, 1912 (Monday)[edit]

New President Yuan Shih-kai

February 13, 1912 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 14, 1912 (Wednesday)[edit]

February 15, 1912 (Thursday)[edit]

February 16, 1912 (Friday)[edit]

  • Residents of La Mesa Springs voted 249–60 to incorporate the city of La Mesa, California. Now a suburb of San Diego, the city grew in one century from 700 people to over 57,000.[60]
  • The Mexican town of Garza Galán, in Coahuila State and across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, was renamed in honor of poet Manuel Acuña. The name was shortened to Villa Manuel Acuña to Ciudad Acuña on September 16, 1957.[61]
  • Thomas Jennings, the first American criminal to be convicted by fingerprint evidence, was executed by hanging.[62]
  • Died: Nicholas of Japan, 75, Russian Orthodox missionary and saint who introduced the Eastern Orthodox Church to Japan (b. 1836)

February 17, 1912 (Saturday)[edit]

February 18, 1912 (Sunday)[edit]

February 19, 1912 (Monday)[edit]

February 20, 1912 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 21, 1912 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • The city of Houston was heavily damaged by a fire that destroyed 19 businesses and destroyed 200 buildings in the downtown. Nobody died, but 1,000 people were left homeless. The blaze, which started in an empty rooming house, was spread by a gale across the Texas city.[76]
  • Construction workers successfully bored a nearly six mile tunnel through the Swiss Alps to make possible the Jungfrau Railway. The tunnel was made beneath the Eiger and Mönch mountains, both more than 13,000 feet tall. The line, at the time the highest in Europe, would open on August 1, 1912.[77]
  • Captain Fesa Bey became the first member of the Turkish Army to complete flight training and to be awarded a pilot's license.[78]
  • The Palmyra Atoll was successfully claimed as a possession of the United States by the USS West Virginia, under the command of Rear Admiral W. H. H. Southerland.[79]
  • Born: Solomon Schonfeld, British rabbi, rescued thousands of European Jews from The Holocaust, in Stoke Newington, England (d. 1984)
  • Died: Osborne Reynolds, 69, Irish chemist and physicist and pioneer in the study of fluid dynamics (b. 1842)

February 22, 1912 (Thursday)[edit]

February 23, 1912 (Friday)[edit]

  • The Italian Chamber of Deputies voted 431–38 in favor of approving the royal proclamation to annex Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, both part of modern-day Libya.[83] The Italian Senate approved the measure unanimously the next day.[84]

February 24, 1912 (Saturday)[edit]

February 25, 1912 (Sunday)[edit]

  • The first Boy Scout troop in China was organized, by the Reverend Yen Chia-lin, in the city of Wuchang. The organization, now called the Scouts of China, is limited to Taiwan.[90]
  • Born: Al Tomaini, American circus performer billed as "The Tallest Man in the World", (standing 8'4" in 1931); in Long Branch, New Jersey. He and his wife, 2'6" Jeanie Tomiani, were later billed as "The World's Strangest Married Couple" (d. 1962)

February 26, 1912 (Monday)[edit]

February 27, 1912 (Tuesday)[edit]

February 28, 1912 (Wednesday)[edit]

February 29, 1912 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Serbia and Bulgaria secretly signed a treaty of alliance for a term of eight years, with each pledging to come to the defense of the other during war. The two nations fought together against the Ottoman Empire later that year during the First Balkan War, then against each other in the Second Balkan War and in World War I.[103]
  • Russian gold miners at the Lena Mining Company in Siberia went out on strike, originally in protest about the quality of food sold to them by the company.[104]
  • King Vajiravudh of Siam (now Thailand) was overseeing military maneuvers at Nakhon Pathom, when he was informed by his army chief of staff, Prince Chakrabongse, that several junior officers were plotting his overthrow. There were 92 men arrested, and most of them had been in the class of 1909 at the military academy.[105]
  • Walter Wagner filed for a patent for the "bayonet and valve closed reservoir system", granted as U.S. Patent No. 1,142,210 but not put into use for water coolers until 80 years later. The invention reduced the possibility of contamination of bottled water during the filling and dispensing process.[106]

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