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  Timeline: 1912  
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 31, 1912 Milan-San Remo Henri Pelissier (Fra) 289.7 km
April 1, 1912 Paris-Roubaix Charles Crupelandt (Fra) 266 km
May 19-June 2, 1912 Giro d'Italia Team Atala-Dunlop 9 Stages, 2,444 km
June 30-July 28, 1912 Tour de France Odila Defrave (Bel) 15 Stages, 5,319 km
September 15, 1912 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Omer Verschoore (Bel) 257 km
October 27, 1912 Giro di Lombardia Carlo Oriani (Ita) Milan-Milan 235 km
  • New Mexico- January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state admitted to the United States.
  • Arizona- February 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state admitted to the United States.
  • Boston, Fenway Park- April 1912, baseball’s Fenway Park opened in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Tour de France- Henri Desgranges would struggle for year trying to find ways to encourage individual efforts for each racer. In 1912 a furious La Francaise team abandoned the Tour in protest. “All the Belgians are riding together!” said an emotional Lapize. Desgranges adopted the term “domistique” (a rider hired to sacrifice individual goals and help with the team effort) as a derogatory term in 1912.
  • Republican China- China became a Republic. Revolutionist Sun Yat-sen and his associates began to outstrip the authority of Parliament. Yuan revised the country’s constitution at will and became very dictatorial. In August 1912, Song Jiaoren founded a new political party. China proclaimed itself a Republic.
  • Balkan Region- The 1st War was declared in the Balkans.

Notable Deaths-
April 15, 1912, on Her maiden voyage the RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. Only 700 passengers survived, more than 1,500 people died..

 

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