|Timeline for 1912|
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1912 was notable as the year in which RMS Titanic sank.
On 10 April, the Titanic sailed on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England. The Daniels family, following a warning delivered by a friend known only as the Doctor, cancelled their plans to travel on the ship. A photograph of the Daniels and the Doctor later came into Clive Finch's possession. (TV: Rose) The Ninth Doctor later remarked that he was on board an 'unsinkable' vessel, likely the Titanic, but it is not known if he was referring to the events captured in Clive's photograph, an incident involving the Seventh Doctor, or an event to which the Fourth Doctor made reference. (TV: The End of the World, PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird, TV: Robot)
On the 14th, 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 Titanic sank in the early hours of the morningof the 15th. Over fifteen hundred people died. 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)
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)
Behind the scenes Edit
- 13 - Actress Jenny Laird was born.
- 20 - Actor Gerald Cross was born.
- 28 - Associate producer and director Mervyn Pinfield was born.