December 1912 calendar

December 1912

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1912.
The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1912: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1912?


  • 03 Dec 1912 Gerrit Brinkman becomes first Dutch traffic officer.
  • 06 Dec 1912 China votes for universal human rights.
  • 07 Dec 1912 Bust of Queen Nefertete found in El-Amarna, Egypt.
  • 08 Dec 1912 Leaders of the German Empire hold an Imperial War Council to discuss the possibility that war might break out.
  • 16 Dec 1912 Austria-Hungary engage in conflict with Serbia.
  • 18 Dec 1912 The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.
  • 19 Dec 1912 William H. Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over 1,000 people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.
  • 21 Dec 1912 Denmark, Norway and Sweden declare neutrality in Comende war
  • 23 Dec 1912 Aswan Dam in Nile begins operation.
  • 24 Dec 1912 Irving Fisher patents archiving system with index cards.
  • 28 Dec 1912 San Francisco Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary Street
  • 30 Dec 1912 The First Balkan War ends temporarily: Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League countries) sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the two-month-long war.
  • 03 Dec 1912 Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with the Ottoman Empire, temporarily halting the First Balkan War. (The armistice will expire on February 3, 1913, and hostilities will resume.)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1912?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Ragtime Soldier Man
  2. - Kentucky Days
  3. - That Mellow Melody
  4. - Hark! the Herald Angel Sing
  5. - Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?