Elsewhere in the British Empire

The First World War was the beginning of the end for the British Empire.

March 1912, from Wikipedia, take with grain of salt:
March 1 – Albert Berry is reported to have made the first parachute jump from a flying airplane.
March 5 – Italian forces are the first to use airships for a military purpose, using them for reconnaissance west of Tripoli, Libya, behind Turkish lines.
March 7 – French aviator Henri Seimet makes the first nonstop flight from Paris to London, in three hours.
March 12 – The Girl Scouts are founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia
March 27 – Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gives 3,000 cherry trees to be planted in Washington, D.C., to symbolize the friendship between the two countries.
March 30 – France establishes a protectorate over Morocco.

October 13, 1912 (Sunday)

Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece demanded the Ottoman Empire to grant autonomy to Macedonia within six months and served an ultimatum on the Turkish government in Istanbul.

The Serbian army captured the city of Uskub from the Ottoman Empire, and renamed in Skopje, now the capital of the Republic of Macedonia.

A collection of weekend news in the Times of London.  Ireland would play a dramatic role in this era. Rumors of Constantinople seeking a $30 million loan in New York.

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