Historical Events in 1910

  • Jan 1 Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
  • Jan 2 1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley California)
  • Jan 3 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • Jan 7 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
  • Jan 10 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • Jan 10 Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
  • Jan 13 JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows" premieres in Dublin
  • Jan 15 Constructions ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming
  • Jan 19 Germany & Bolivia end commerce/friendship treaty
  • Jan 19 US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
  • Jan 20 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
  • Jan 21 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • Jan 22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 25 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
  • Jan 25 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
  • Jan 26 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
  • Feb 1 1st British labour exchange opens
  • Feb 1 Dragoumis government forms in Greece
  • Feb 7 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • Feb 15 The Boy Scouts of America founded.
  • Feb 19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"

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Feb 19 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area

  • Feb 21 John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
  • Feb 23 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

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Feb 23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London

  • Feb 25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troops to British India

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Feb 26 Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the Prince of Wales day of arrival in South Africa a day of mourning, in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 1 118 die when three passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range by the worst snow slide in US history
  • Mar 2 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die

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Mar 3 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Mar 5 Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon" premieres
  • Mar 5 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
  • Mar 8 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the 1st ever licensed female pilot
  • Mar 10 Republic of China officailly abolishes slavery
  • Mar 10 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • Mar 11 Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 v SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3
  • Mar 14 Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
  • Mar 16 Barney Oldfield uses a Benz to break the existing records at Daytona Beach Road Course (131.25mph)
  • Mar 17 DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
  • Mar 18 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
  • Mar 18 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick aboard Jenkinstown wins
  • Mar 19 6th Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Horace Rice (6-4, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Mar 23 1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st US auto speedway)
  • Mar 24 83°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
  • Mar 25 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ
  • Mar 26 US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
  • Mar 26 William H Lewis appointed US Assistant Attorney General
  • Mar 27 Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
  • Mar 28 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • Mar 30 Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Apr 1 Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
  • Apr 3 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley claimed to have been 1st climbed by 4 local men

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Apr 14 President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Apr 14 Pan American Union forms
  • Apr 15 William H. Taft is first US president to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
  • Apr 19 14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4
  • Apr 19 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
  • Apr 20 Cleve Indians Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0
  • Apr 20 Halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km
  • Apr 21 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0
  • Apr 23 International Exhibition opens in Brussels
  • Apr 24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • Apr 27 Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights
  • Apr 27 Louis Botha and James Hertzog establish the moderate nationalists South African Party promising equality of Britons and Boers
  • Apr 28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England

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Apr 29 Ex-US president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Apr 30 Cleve Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
  • May 4 Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent

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May 4 Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier

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May 6 George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 7 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6
  • May 10 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
  • May 10 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
  • May 10 Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
  • May 10 The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform
  • May 11 Montana's Glacier National Park forms
  • May 12 2nd NAACP conference (NYC)
  • May 12 Phil A's Chief Bender no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
  • May 14 Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
  • May 15 The last time a major earthquake happened on the Elsinore Fault Zone.
  • May 16 US Bureau of Mines forms
  • May 17 Canada sets the designs for the 1-50 cent coins
  • May 19 Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic
  • May 20 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII
  • May 29 Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers
  • May 30 44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22
  • May 31 Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa
  • May 31 Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC
  • May 31 Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
  • Jun 1 SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • Jun 2 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
  • Jun 2 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
  • Jun 9 A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
  • Jun 12 PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
  • Jun 13 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Phila
  • Jun 13 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia
  • Jun 18 16th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
  • Jun 19 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • 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

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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
  • 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'
  • 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

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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
Tsar
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 Dutch Physicist Johannes van der Waals wins the 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