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The year 1912 was a leap year, and the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic sank in the Pacific after hitting an iceberg.

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This was also the year that the formation of the African National Congress by John Langalibalele Dube to call for improved rights of Black South Africans. The Nobel Prize for Literature went to Gerhart Hauptmann.

In probably the worst strike in the USA, close to 30,000 textile workers walked off from their jobs in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The strike started at the Everett Mill on January 11, spread to other mills. The Strike got ugly with shootings and stabbings; the striking families sent their children to Manhattan New York. The bread and roses strike lasted for a whole nine weeks and ended after an intervention from President Taft and the Congress.

Two days before Valentine's Day of 1912, the last emperor of China Hsian-T’ung abdicated after the Sun Yat-sen’s republican revolt. His abdication ended 267 years of Manchu rule and imperial rule, which lasted for 2,000 years. By the time of the revolution, the emperor was six years old, and he kept his residence in the Forbidden City in Beijing.

October 14 was the shooting of the Progressive’s presidential candidate of the USA, Theodore Roosevelt, on the chest, while greeting supporters. The perpetrator was a saloonkeeper, John Schrank with a .32-caliber bullet. A glasses case and a bundle of manuscripts in the breast pocket slowed down the bullet, and the 26th president of the USA escaped with minor injuries.

At the beginning of the year, the rotation of the Earth’s crust was the slowest ever recorded. Robert Falcon Scott, a British explorer and 4 companions arrived at the South Pole to find Amundsen beat them to it. Falcon and his team died on the return journey a few miles from a polar base.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth

Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Starring: Robert Henderson-Bland, Gene Gauntier, Montague Sidney

Country: United States

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Cleopatra

Directed by: Charles L. Gaskill

Starring: Helen Gardner, Pearl Sindelar, Miss Fielding

Country: United States

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The Invaders

Directed by: Francis Ford

Starring: Robert Henderson-Bland, Gene Gauntier, Montague Sidney

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1912 ?

The Harvester

By: Gene Stratton Porter

The Harvester is set in Gene Stratton Porter's Limberlost Swamp series. David Langston lives a simple life harvesting medicinal herbs to sell in the city. He believes that he has all that he needs in life, that is until he ...

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The Street Called Straight

By: Basil King

1911. Canadian clergyman turned writer, Basil King (author of The Inner Shrine) produced his first noteworthy novel at the age of 50. He believed in spiritualism and claimed that a spirit personality guided his writing.

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Their Yesterdays

By: Harold Bell Wright

A classic novel which focuses on the 13 greatest things in life: dreams, occupation, knowledge, ignorance, religion, tradition, temptation, life, death, failure, success, love, and memories.

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The Melting of Molly

By: Maria Thompson Davies

The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection is a unique set of short stories, poems and novels from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. From tales of love, life and heartbreaking loss to humorous stories of ghost encounters, these volumes ...

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1912 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. John
  2. William
  3. James
  4. Robert
  5. Joseph
  6. George
  7. Charles
  8. Edward
  9. Frank
  10. Thomas
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Helen
  3. Dorothy
  4. Margaret
  5. Ruth
  6. Mildred
  7. Anna
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Frances
  10. Marie

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