Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6, 1912: Manitoba; the Titanic; Atlantis; a Painting; and a Car

The town of Transcona, Manitoba was incorporated on this date in 1912. This is also the day in 1912 when the territory of Manitoba grew to its present size.

You'll find a whole lot more about what happened on April 6 in Canada, at "April 6," This Day in Canadian History.

The same year, April 6 was the day when the RMS Titanic was four days from starting its first voyage, and nine days from ending its last trip. ("RMS Titanic," Wikipedia)

Elsewhere in 1912:
  • Leo Frobenius was in the last year of an expedition
    • In Africa
    • Where he thought he'd found Atlantis
  • Gustav Klimt painted a picture of M├Ąda Primavesi
    • Neither of whom are particularly famous today
  • Gaylords were still being built
    • It's a kind of car
None of which is likely to help you fill out your income tax forms. Which, if you're an American, are due April 15. Which, oddly enough, is the same date on which the Titanic sank.

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