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Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912

Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane - a Benoit pusher biplane

Kazimierz Funk identifies vitamins

In 1912:

1912 Electric traffic light

The modern electric traffic light is an American invention. As early as 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah, policeman Lester Wire invented the first red-green electric traffic lights

Inventions in 1912

27th President: William Howard Taft
March 4th 1909 - March 4th 1913
Republican

1912 Mercer Raceabout

Photo: Steve Nicklas

The average house cost $5,935
Equivalent today: $138,148

The average car cost $690
Equivalent today: $16,061

The average wage was $564
Equivalent today: $13,128

1912 First to the South Pole

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the first Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole in 1912

Photo: Mld74