King George v 1912 Farthing

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What Happened in 1912?

  • Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece attack the Ottoman Empire in the 1st Balkan War, resulting in the creation of the nation of Albania.
  • Japan constructs its first dreadnought battleship
  • English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before.
  • Coal miners strike in England
  • Churchill announces enlarging the Royal Navy, and removal of fleet from Malta to home waters (and with the French realigning their fleet)
  • Titanic sinks at 2:27am on 15th April off Newfoundland as band plays on.
  • Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies.
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes".
  • Haldane tells German Ambassador that England would aid France if attacked by Germany and could not allow the balance of power to be changed
  • Pope Gregory IX, dies.