Historical Events in 1910

Historic Event

Jan 1 British naval officer David Beatty is promoted to rear-admiral

  • Jan 1 England cricket underhand bowler George Simpson-Hayward takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs in 1st Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; SA wins by 19 runs
  • 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, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (ON), 3-1 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • 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 and friendship treaty
  • Jan 19 US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
  • Jan 20 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators outclass Edmonton HC, 13-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • 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

Music Premiere

Feb 19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' opera "Elektra"

Historic Event

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)

Theater Premiere

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

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

Historic Event

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

  • Mar 1 118 die when three passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass, Wa, in Cascade Range by the worst snow slide in US history
  • Mar 1 National Baseball Commission prohibits giving mementos to players on winning World Series teams; decision later reversed, making way for traditional winners' watches, rings, and stickpins
  • Mar 2 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die

Historic Event

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

  • Mar 5 Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon" premieres
  • Mar 5 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
  • Mar 8 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the 1st ever licensed female pilot
  • Mar 10 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • Mar 10 Republic of China officially abolishes slavery

Sports History

Mar 11 Jack Hobbs scores 187 vs South Africa, his 1st international test hundred only to get out hit wicket

  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin Dutchmen (ON), 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 18 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick wins aboard 100/8 chance Jenkinstown; earliest Grand National to which there are moving images
  • Mar 18 Frederick Converse's opera "The Pipe of Desire" is the first American opera to be performed at the Metropolitan Opera, NYC
  • Mar 19 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Adelaide: Rodney Heath wins his 2nd and last Australasian title; beats fellow Australian Horace Rice 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
  • 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 forbids immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and 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
  • Apr 8 1st race at the Playa Del Ray Motordrome near Los Angeles begins (1st US auto speedway)

Election of Interest

Apr 13 Australian General Election: the Commonwealth Liberal Party is defeated by the Australian Labor Party, headed by Andrew Fisher, who is able to form a majority government

  • Apr 14 Pan American Union forms

Sports History

Apr 14 US President William Howard Taft begins tradition of throwing ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day of baseball season

  • Apr 15 William Howard Taft is first US President to throw out the 1st ball at a baseball game
  • Apr 18 14th Boston Marathon won by Canadian Fred Cameron in 2:28:52.4
  • Apr 19 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
  • Apr 20 Cleveland Naps 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 Cleveland Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Detroit Tigers 5-0
  • Apr 23 International Exhibition opens in Brussels, Belgium
  • Apr 24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • Apr 27 Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights

Historic Event

Apr 27 Louis Botha and J. B. M. Hertzog establish the moderately nationalist South African Party promising equality of Britons and Boers

Historic Event

Apr 28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England

Historic Event

Apr 29 Ex-US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

  • Apr 30 Cleveland Naps Addie Joss limits St.Louis Browns to 8 hits in 2-1 victory
  • May 3 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is renamed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • May 4 Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent

Historic Event

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

Nine Kings in One Room

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

  • 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 Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Charles "Chief" Bender no-hits Cleveland Naps, 4-0

Conference of Interest

May 12 Second NAACP conference in NYC

  • 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

Historic Event

May 20 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII held in Westminster Abbey, has one of the largest assemblages of European royalty

  • May 21 Louis Botha becomes the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa
  • May 27 Reform of Prussian three-class voting system fails
  • May 29 Pope Pius X'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 Sportclub Enschede soccer club forms in Enschede, Netherlands; merge with Enschedese Boys to form FC Twente in 1965
  • 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 Dutch soccer club PEC forms in Zwolle; renamed FC Zwolle in 1990 and back to PEC Zwolle in 2012
  • Jun 13 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Philadelphia
  • Jun 13 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed US minister to Liberia
  • Jun 19 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • Jun 19 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Washington)
  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alex Smith of Scotland wins an 18-hole playoff over younger brother Macdonald Smith and John McDermott to win his 2nd Open title

Sports History

Jun 24 50th British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: James Braid wins Championship for a 5th time, 4 strokes ahead of fellow Scot Sandy Herd (1902 champion)

Music Premiere

Jun 25 Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Opéra de Paris, Paris

  • Jun 25 US Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
  • Jun 26 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2

Historic Event

Jun 28 1st airship with passengers makes its maiden voyage; the Zeppelin LZ7-Deutscheland and gets stuck in some trees in Mount Limberg, Lower Saxony, injuring one crew member

  • Jun 29 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final, Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2 for her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding beats Arthur Gore 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 for his 1st of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles

  • Jul 1 Chicago's White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox, 2-0
  • Jul 1 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion

Boxing Title Fight

Jul 4 "Fight of the Century": Jack Johnson beats James J. Jeffries by TKO in 15 in Reno, Nevada to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

  • Jul 4 In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
  • Jul 4 The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
  • Jul 9 Walter Brookins, flying a Wright biplane over Atlantic City, New Jersey, becomes 1st to fly an airplane to an altitude of 1 mile (actually reaching 6,175 feet or 1.169 miles) [1]

Sports History

Jul 19 Cy Young wins the 500th game of his Baseball HOF career as the Cleveland Naps beat Washington Senators, 5 - 2, in 11 innings; only pitcher in MLB history to reach milestone

Historic Event

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 Tour de France: Octave Lapize of France wins by just 4 points from Team Alcyon teammate François Faber of Luxembourg
  • Aug 4 MLB pitching duel; Philadelphia A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 0-0 tie in 16 innings
  • 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 Chicago resident Alva Fisher receives US patent for an electric washing machine
  • Aug 13 Brooklyn Superbas and Pittsburgh Pirates play "the game of perfect symmetry" in baseball to 8-8 tie, both have 8 runs, 13 hits, 2 errors, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 hit baseman, and 1 passed ball
  • 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 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: William Larned beats Tom Bundy 6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1 for his 4th consecutive US singles title
  • Aug 25 Yellow Cab is founded.
  • 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 of Montenegro again proclaims himself king (first assumed power 1860) after his reign interrupted by Turkish rule
  • 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 Cleveland 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 ("Symphony of A Thousand") 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

Music Premiere

Sep 19 George M. Cohan's musical "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" premieres in NYC

  • Sep 22 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms with an initial 9 team competition
  • Sep 22 The Duke of York's Cinema opens in Brighton. It is still operating today as the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain
  • Sep 27 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
  • Sep 29 National Urban League founded as Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes by Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr. George Edmund Haynes in New York City
  • 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 (to become CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders) plays first 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 Adoption of the Flag of Bermuda.
  • Oct 4 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • Oct 5 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • Oct 6 Braves beat Phillies 20-7

Sports History

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

Historic Publication

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

  • 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, launched from 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 Ritz Hotel in Madrid opens with 200 chambers and 100 bathtubs
  • Oct 23 World Series Baseball: Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 7-2 at West Side Park, Chicago to win their first Championship, 4-1
  • Oct 29 Hamilton running back / kicker Ben Simpson lands CFL record 11 singles in Tigers 14-7 win over Montreal at Montreal AAA Grounds

Historic Publication

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

Agreement 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

  • Nov 4 Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Aust (v S Aust). It rained
  • 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 possible movie stunt: man jumps into the Hudson river from a burning balloon
  • Nov 14 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Nov 19 Ferenc Molnàr's play "Tester" premieres in Budapest
  • Nov 20 Revolution breaks out in Mexico, led by Francisco I. Madero
  • Nov 22 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: University of Toronto Blues retain title; beat 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 the Moroccan harbor city of Agadir

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Dutch Physicist Johannes van der Waals wins the Nobel Prize for physics

  • Dec 19 1st US city ordinance requiring white & black residential areas in Baltimore
  • Dec 19 Rayon 1st commercially produced in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 21 Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
  • Dec 22 US postal savings stamps 1st issued