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1912 in

the DWU • vital statistics

Timeline for 1912
20th century | 1910s

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1912 was notable as the year in which RMS Titanic sank.

Dated events

The Titanic sailed on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. The Daniels family cancelled their plans to travel on the ship the day before. A photograph of the Daniels with the Ninth Doctor later came into Clive Finch's possession. (TV: Rose) The Ninth Doctor later remarked that he was on board an "unsinkable" vessel. (TV: The End of the World)

On the 14 April, the Titanic struck an iceberg as it crossed the North Atlantic Ocean. As the ship sank, the Seventh Doctor stopped Huitzilin from acquiring the Xiuhcoatl. (PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird) The Fourth Doctor assured Borusa he "had nothing to do with it." (TV: The Invasion of Time) The sinking was a major event in 20th century Earth history, and nearly a century later, Max Capricorn built a space-faring replica which nearly met a similarly tragic end on 25 December 2008. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)

The Daily Mirror reports on the sinking of the Titanic. (TV: The Invasion of Time)

The Master, who was trapped on Earth in the early 20th century, boarded the Titanic for its maiden voyage in order to avoid the upcoming First World War by migrating to the United States of America. He was unaware of its eventual fate. However, he managed to escape the sinking in a lifeboat. (AUDIO: Mastermind)

Also on 15 April, Charlotte Pollard, a future companion of the Eighth and Sixth Doctors, was born to Lord Richard and Lady Louisa Pollard. (AUDIO: Neverland)

On 17 April, the Daniels Family read a newspaper with a headline depicting the Titanic's demise, realising then why the Ninth Doctor had taken their tickets for the voyage. (AUDIO: Battle Scars)

On 22 July 1912, John Forester was born. (TV: The Gathering)

In October, the town of Compton, England was destroyed by a meteorite. (AUDIO: The Fog)

Undated events

The Royal Flying Corps was named in this year. (TV: Ghost Light)

President Lecomte of Haiti was murdered by agents of Tancred Auguste. Auguste later moved Lecomte's body to the Presidential Palace and blew the building up to make it look as if Lecomte had perished in the explosion. Auguste seized power as president, but was himself soon assassinated. (PROSE: White Darkness)

Francis Wilberforce, Jr. was born. (AUDIO: The Wrong Doctors)

While a child, Xznaal saw the plantations in Mare Sirenum. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

The Voynich manuscript was rediscovered by Wilfred Voynich. (PROSE: Ancient Whispers)

The Torchwood librarian went to lunch and never returned. (AUDIO: Madam, I'm)

Behind the scenes

According to the "Earth-Skaro Timescale" of Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1976, the Earth year 1912 is concurrent to Skaro-year 10,835.