By Barry Boyce,
19-June 2, 1912
30-July 28, 1912
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.
Fenway Park- April 1912, baseball’s
Fenway Park opened in Boston, Massachusetts.
de France- Henri Desgranges would struggle for year trying to
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.
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 the Kuomintang of China (KTM, the Nationalist Party of China). China proclaimed
itself a Republic.
Region- The 1st Balkin War was declared by the Balkans League (Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, and Montenegro) against the Ottoman Empire.
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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