What Happened in 1910 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 200

  • Jun 19 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
  • Jun 20 "Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal

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Jun 22 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • Jun 24 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St Andrews Scot
  • Jun 25 Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
  • Jun 26 Hazel Hotchkiss wins US Lawn Tennis Association championship
  • Jun 26 24th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond (6-4, 6-2)
  • Jun 30 Russia absorbs Finland
  • Jun 30 27th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby (6-2 6-2)
  • Jun 30 34th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats A Gore (6-4 7-5 4-6 6-2)
  • Jul 1 Chicago's Comiskey Park opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0
  • Jul 1 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 Jack Johnson KOs James J Jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jul 4 The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
  • Jul 4 In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
  • Jul 9 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude

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Jul 19 Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 20 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
  • Jul 24 Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
  • Jul 29 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
  • Jul 31 Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
  • Jul 31 Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
  • Jul 31 8th Tour de France won by Octave Lapize of France
  • Aug 4 A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie
  • Aug 6 NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
  • Aug 8 The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
  • Aug 9 Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
  • Aug 13 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
  • Aug 14 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 20 US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
  • Aug 22 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • Aug 23 Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
  • Aug 25 Yellow Cab is founded.
  • Aug 25 30th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Tom Bundy (6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1)
  • Aug 27 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • Aug 27 Wash Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
  • Aug 28 Nicholas I, who first assumed power in 1860 and had his reign interrupted by Turkish rule, again proclaims himself king
  • Aug 29 Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
  • Aug 30 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 5-0 in 11

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Aug 31 Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a 'square deal': property shall be 'the servant and not the master of the commonwealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Sep 5 Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings
  • Sep 6 Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughrider football club formed
  • Sep 7 In the Hague, the International Court arbitrates a fishing-rights dispute between the US and Newfoundland (still separate from Canada)
  • Sep 10 Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
  • Sep 11 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
  • Sep 12 Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
  • Sep 12 United States' 1st known female cop appointed, Alice Stebbins Wells by LAPD
  • Sep 13 Regina Rugby Club forms
  • Sep 15 Boers & Afrikaners win 1st general elections in Union of South-Africa
  • Sep 18 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
  • Sep 19 George Cohan's "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 22 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
  • Sep 22 The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
  • Sep 27 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
  • Oct 1 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
  • Oct 1 Explosion at LA Times kills 21
  • Oct 1 Regina Rugby Club's 1st game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
  • Oct 2 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
  • Oct 2 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
  • Oct 4 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • Oct 4 Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
  • Oct 5 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • Oct 6 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

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Oct 9 Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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Oct 18 E. M. Forster publishes novel "Howards End"

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • Oct 20 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • Oct 20 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
  • Oct 20 The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
  • Oct 22 Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • Oct 23 Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to fly at a public event in the US at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Oct 23 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
  • Oct 23 Ritz Hotel in Madrid opens: 200 chambers/100 bathtubs
  • Oct 29 Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game

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Nov 1 First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Nov 4 Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Aust (v S Aust). It rained

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Nov 4 Russian Tsar Nicholas II visits German Emperor Wilhelm II at Potsdam; they force tentative agreements on spheres of influence in the Middle East

Tsar Nicholas II
Nicholas II
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Nov 6 SDAP/NVV initiate campaign for general males/female suffrage
  • Nov 7 The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
  • Nov 8 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
  • Nov 8 For the first time since 1894, the US elects a Democratic Congress, including the first socialist ever to sit in Congress, Victor L Berger of Milwaukee
  • Nov 8 William H. Frost receives the first U.S. patent for an electrical insect destroyer
  • Nov 10 The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.
  • Nov 12 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon
  • Nov 14 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va
  • Nov 19 Ferenc Molnàr's "Tester" premieres in Budapest
  • Nov 20 Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero
  • Nov 22 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
  • Nov 26 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
  • Nov 27 NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal
  • Nov 29 The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine.
  • Dec 3 Neon lights first publicly displayed (Paris Auto Show)
  • Dec 9 French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir

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Dec 10 Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • Dec 19 1st US city ordinance requiring white & black residential areas (Balt)
  • Dec 19 Rayon 1st commercially produced, Marcus Hook, Penn
  • Dec 21 Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
  • Dec 22 US postal savings stamps 1st issued
  • Dec 24 Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain
  • Dec 28 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
  • Dec 31 US tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 482

  • Mar 8 Bernard Benjamin, statistician, actuary and demographer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 9 Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)

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Mar 9 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Composer Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber
  • Mar 11 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • Mar 12 Roger L Stevens, producer (Giant)
  • Mar 12 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Mar 12 Wilhelmus L Reijers, sculptor
  • Mar 12 Masayoshi Ohira, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1980)
  • Mar 13 Sammy Kaye, Rocky River Ohio, orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
  • Mar 13 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
  • Mar 15 An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)
  • Mar 16 Aladar Gerevich, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Mar 16 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
  • Mar 16 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
  • Mar 16 Martijn Lijnema, boer/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • Mar 16 Norman Wooland, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Hamlet)
  • Mar 17 Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader
  • Mar 18 Chiang Ching-huo, son of Chinese president Chiang Kai-shek/President (1978-88)
  • Mar 19 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut
  • Mar 19 Joseph F. Carroll, US Air Force Lt. Gen. and Founding Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (d. 1991)
  • Mar 21 Nick Castle, Bkln, choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland)
  • Mar 21 M S Khan, Bangladeshi intellectual (d. 1978)
  • Mar 22 Nicholas Monsarret, England, writer (Cruel Sea)

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Mar 23 Akira Kurosawa, director (7 Samurai, Ran), born in Tokyo Japan, (d. 1998)

Film director, screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film director, screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Mar 23 Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, German singer/actress (Der Pott)
  • Mar 24 Jacques Chailley, composer
  • Mar 24 Richard Conte, actor (4 Just Men, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mar 25 Mario Peragallo, Italian composer
  • Mar 25 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
  • Mar 27 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, born in Jinhua, Zhejiang province (d. 1996)
  • Mar 27 Rudi Ball, Germany, Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • Mar 28 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark
  • Mar 28 Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American Librarian (d. 2001)
  • Mar 28 Jimmie Dodd, American actor (d. 1964)
  • Mar 30 Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician (d. 1940)
  • Apr 2 Arnie Herber, NFL QB (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants)
  • Apr 2 Irene Mayer Selznick, producer (Street Car Named Desire)
  • Apr 2 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • Apr 2 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer (d. 1980)
  • Apr 4 Agnes Patrick, campaigner
  • Apr 6 Desmond Dreyer, British admiral
  • Apr 8 George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 8 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
  • Apr 9 Abraham A Ribicoff, (Sen-D-Ct)
  • Apr 9 Sharon Lynn, Weatherford TX, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast)
  • Apr 10 Abu-Bakr Khairat, composer
  • Apr 10 David Gilroy Bevan, politician
  • Apr 10 Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
  • Apr 11 Anna Magnani, Ital's actress (Awakening, Roma)
  • Apr 11 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), born in Estremoz, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • Apr 11 Henry William Collins, artist
  • Apr 12 Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)
  • Apr 14 Werner Wolf Glaser, composer
  • Apr 15 Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)
  • Apr 17 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • Apr 18 Jamie L Whitten, (Rep-D-MS, 1941- )
  • Apr 18 Sylvia Fisher, soprano (Albert Herring Opera)
  • Apr 19 Andrew Gilchrist, historian/diplomat
  • Apr 20 Robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D- 1954-65) [or May 15], born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 22 Eric Scowen, physician
  • Apr 22 R J Ritchie, tennis player
  • Apr 22 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)
  • Apr 26 Erland von Koch, composer
  • Apr 26 Ernst Tittel, composer
  • Apr 26 Johan Doorn, Dutch journalist/resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper)
  • Apr 26 Tomoyuki Tanaka, director (Godzilla)
  • Apr 28 Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)
  • Apr 29 John Beavan, newspaper editor
  • Apr 30 Al Lewis, actor (Leo-Car 54, Grandpa-Munsters)
  • May 1 Cliff Battles, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio
  • May 2 Laurie Nash, cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia)
  • May 2 Alexander Bonnyman, U.S. Marine (d. 1943)
  • May 3 Alceo Galliera, composer
  • May 3 Norman Corwin, American radio pioneer
  • May 4 Mady Alfredo, [Maria M the Brieder], actress (Alicia)
  • May 5 William I Martin, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II)
  • May 6 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist
  • May 8 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
  • May 8 Ronald Russell, actor/manager (We are Angels, Little Dorrit)
  • May 9 Barbara Woodhouse, dog training expert
  • May 9 P E Palia, cricketer (appeared in India's 1st Test-Lord's 1932)
  • May 10 Jimmy Demaret, winner of 44 golf tournaments, but not the Open
  • May 10 Margot Turner, matron-in-chief (Army Nursing Service)
  • May 11 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer (d. 1974)
  • May 12 Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British chemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964)
  • May 12 Gordon Jenkins, Webster Grove Mo, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • May 12 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
  • May 15 Constance Cummings, Wash, actress (John & Julie, 7 Sinners, Glamour)
  • May 15 Robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D- 1949-65) [or Apr 20], born in NYC, New York
  • May 16 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • May 18 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian
  • May 19 Alan Melville, cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
  • May 22 Johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right)
  • May 23 Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], bandleader (Come'on my House), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter
  • May 23 Hugh Casson CH, architect
  • May 23 Scatman Crothers, [Benjamin], Terre Haute IN, actor (Zapped, Shining)
  • May 23 Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
  • May 24 Margers Zarins, composer
  • May 24 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer

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