Today In History: February 12 1912

On February 12, 1912, Hsian-T’ung, the last emperor of China, is forced to abdicate following Sun Yat-sen’s republican revolution. A provisional government was established in his place, ending 267 years of Manchu rule in China and 2,000 years of imperial rule. The former emperor, only six years old, was allowed to keep up his residence in Beijing’s Forbidden City, and he took the name of Henry Pu Yi.
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Today In History: April 15 1912

The Titanic sinks On this date, the luxurious ocean liner  Titanic sank just two hours after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic. When it had previously left the port of Southampton, England, behind the Titanic had just managed to escape a collision with the moored liners SS City of New York and Oceanic. The ship, carrying 2,200 passengers and crew, was considered the most luxurious and "unsinkable" ship ever built. However, shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg to a 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Barely two hours later, in the early hours of April 15, the ship sank. The ship was not ready for…
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