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The Republic of China is announced. Read More
Throughout the British Commonwealth, the Scout Association is incorporated by Royal Charter.
The 47th state of the United States, New Mexico, is introduced. Read More
The first train arrives in Key West after the opening of the Overseas Railroad; the railroad's creator and owner, Henry M. Flagler, is aboard.
The Hague signs the International Opium Convention.
The abdication of Emperor Puyi brings the Qing Dynasty, also referred to as the Manchu Dynasty, to an end after 268 years in favor of the Republic of China.
The American Frontier comes to an end when the last of the contiguous United States, Arizona, becomes the 48th state.
The first parachute jump from an airplane is reportedly made by Albert Berry. Read More
Italian forces use airships for the reconnaissance west of Tripoli and Libya, being the first to use them for a military purposes.
Juliette Gordon Low founds the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia. Read More
To symbolize the friendship between Tokyo and the United States, the Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo has 3,000 cherry trees set up to be planted Washington, D.C. as a gift.
The French protectorate of Morocco is established by the French Third Republic. Read More
Bound for New York, the White Star liner RMS Titanic departs from Southampton, England. Read More
In Ireland, the RMS Titanic makes its last call at Queenstown. Read More
1517 people are killed when the RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg in the northern Atlantic Ocean and sinks.
The opening of Boston's famous Fenway Park occurs. Read More
Universal Studios is founded by Carl Laemmle as the Universal Film and Manufacturing Company in the United States.
Stockholm, Sweden is home to the 1912 Olympic Games. Read More
The United States makes Alaska part of U.S. territory. Read More
The world's largest ship, the Hamburg America Line's SS Imperator, is launched in Hamburg.
The largest eruption in the 20th century, the Novarupta volcano, has a VEI 6 eruption. Read More
The first woman to fly the English Channel, Harriet Quimby, dies two months later in a monoplane crash along with her passenger in Squantum, Massachusetts.
First Eagle Scout. Read More
An attempted assassination on Theodore Roosevelt is made by John Flammang Schrank. Read More
The U.S. presidential election is won by Woodrow Wilson. Read More
Independence from the Ottoman Empire is declared by Albania. Read More
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