1912

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This article is a date listing important events for the year 1912.


Events

  • March 12: The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation permitting all cities and towns to adopt residential segregation ordinances.
  • April 11: In his monthly report to the City Council on heath conditions, Dr. Robertson said: “The dust nuisance is great and I would strongly urge the use of oil on our side streets and water on Main Street.”[4]
  • April 18: The City Council sat in adjorned session. A resolution to request the Mayor and City Attorney prepare a test case to determine whether a druggest doing business just across the corporate line has the right to sell Jamaican ginger, an intoxicant, as a beverage. Many members believed the business of sale of cider could be discontinued “with advantage to public good order. The license was raised from $10 to $25.”[5]
  • June 4: The Edison Moving Picture Company arrived in Charlottesville on this day to begin filming "Jouett’s Ride and Cornwallis’ Surrender" at Monticello and in the city.[6]
  • July 2: The silent film "Close of the American Revolution", filmed in Charlottesville, released by Thomas Edison's film company, features Jack Jouett's ride. The original "Hollywood" was Fort Lee, NJ, since the "inventor" of the motion picture (movie cameras and projection equipment), Thomas Edison, was a resident of New Jersey.

Deaths

Images

  1. Web. VOTES TO EXTEND WERTLAND STREET, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 12, 1912, retrieved April 18, 2019 from University of Virginia Library. Print. page 1.
  2. Web. CIDER SELLER’S TAX TO BE $100, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, February 9, 1912, retrieved April 17, 2019 from University of Virginia Library. Print. page 1.
  3. Web. CITY TO BE BETTER LIGHTED, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, March 15, 1912, 1912, retrieved April 18, 2019 from University of Virginia Library. Print. page 1.
  4. Web. MONEY IS VOTED TO OIL STREETS, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 12, 1912, 1912, retrieved April 18, 2019 from University of Virginia Library. Print. page 1.
  5. Web. TAX BILL, CIDER AND FRANCHISES, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 19, 1912, retrieved April 18, 2019 from University of Virginia Library.
  6. Web. Edison company in Charlottesville to film in 1912