Historical Events in 1910

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

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Feb 19th 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 21st John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
  • Feb 23rd 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Apr 29th Ex-US president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul 19th 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 20th Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
  • Jul 24th Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
  • Jul 29th JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
  • Jul 31st Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
  • Jul 31st Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
  • Jul 31st 8th Tour de France won by Octave Lapize of France
  • Aug 4th A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie
  • Aug 6th NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
  • Aug 8th The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
  • Aug 9th Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
  • Aug 13th 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 14th 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 20th US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
  • Aug 22nd Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • Aug 23rd Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
  • Aug 25th Yellow Cab is founded.
  • Aug 25th 30th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Tom Bundy (6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1)
  • Aug 27th Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • Aug 27th Wash Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
  • Aug 28th Nicholas I, who first assumed power in 1860 and had his reign interrupted by Turkish rule, again proclaims himself king
  • Aug 29th Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
  • Aug 30th Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 5-0 in 11
  • Aug 31st Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a 'square deal': property shall be 'the servant and not the master of the commonwealth'
  • Sep 5th Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings
  • Sep 6th Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughrider football club formed
  • Sep 7th In the Hague, the International Court arbitrates a fishing-rights dispute between the US and Newfoundland (still separate from Canada)
  • Sep 10th Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
  • Sep 11th 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
  • Sep 12th Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
  • Sep 12th United States' 1st known female cop appointed, Alice Stebbins Wells by LAPD
  • Sep 13th Regina Rugby Club forms
  • Sep 15th Boers & Afrikaners win 1st general elections in Union of South-Africa
  • Sep 18th 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
  • Sep 19th George Cohan's "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 22nd Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
  • Sep 22nd The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
  • Sep 27th 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
  • Oct 1st Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
  • Oct 1st Explosion at LA Times kills 21
  • Oct 1st Regina Rugby Club's 1st game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
  • Oct 2nd 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
  • Oct 2nd Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
  • Oct 4th Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • Oct 4th Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
  • Oct 5th Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • Oct 6th Braves beat Phillies 20-7

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Oct 9th 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 18th E. M. Forster publishes novel "Howards End"

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

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Nov 1st 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 4th Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Aust (v S Aust). It rained

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Nov 4th 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 6th SDAP/NVV initiate campaign for general males/female suffrage
  • Nov 7th The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
  • Nov 8th 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
  • Nov 8th 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 8th William H. Frost receives the first U.S. patent for an electrical insect destroyer
  • Nov 10th 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 12th 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon
  • Nov 14th 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va
  • Nov 19th Ferenc Molnàr's "Tester" premieres in Budapest
  • Nov 20th Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero
  • Nov 22nd Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
  • Nov 26th 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
  • Nov 27th NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal
  • Nov 29th The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine.
  • Dec 3rd Neon lights first publicly displayed (Paris Auto Show)
  • Dec 9th French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir

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Dec 10th Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

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