1910 in History



January 1 Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
January 2 1st junior high schools in U.S. opens (Berkeley California)
January 3 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
January 7 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
January 10 1st international air meet in U.S. held, in LA
January 10 Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St. New York City
January 13 JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows," premieres in Dublin
January 19 Germany and Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
January 19 National Institute of Arts and Letters incorporated by Congress
January 20 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
January 21 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
January 22 Opera "Germania," premieres in New York City
January 25 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf vs. Eng)
January 25 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
January 26 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
February 1 1st British labour exchange opens
February 1 Dragoumis government forms in Greece
February 7 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler," premieres in Paris
February 8 Boy Scouts of America incorporated and chartered (William D. Boyce - Chicago)
February 19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
February 21 John Galsworthy's "Justice," premieres in London
February 23 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)
February 23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance," premieres in London
February 25 Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
March 1 3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range. 118 die. Worst snow slide in U.S. history
March 2 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die
March 5 Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon," premieres
March 5 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
March 8 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris is 1st licensed female pilot
March 10 China ends slavery
March 10 Pittsburgh Courier, begins publishing
March 11 Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 vs. SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
March 12 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3
March 16 Barney Oldfield sets land speed record of 131.7 mph at Daytona
March 17 DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
March 18 1st opera by an U.S. composer (Converse) performed at the Met, New York City
March 23 1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st U.S. auto speedway)
March 24 83 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
March 25 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ
March 26 U.S. forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick
March 26 William H. Lewis appointed asst attorney general of U.S.
March 28 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
April 1 Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
April 3 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mount McKinley climbed
April 14 President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
April 15 Taft is 1st President to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
April 19 14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4
April 19 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
April 20 Cleveland Indians Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0
April 20 Halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km
April 21 Cleveland Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Detroit Tigers 5-0
April 23 International Exhibition opens in Brussels
April 24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
April 27 Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights
April 28 1st night air flight (Claude Grahame-White, England)
April 29 Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam
April 30 Cleveland Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
May 4 Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent
May 4 Canadian parliament accept creation of Royal Canadian Navy
May 4 Tel Aviv founded
May 6 King George V ascends to British throne
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 Comet Halley's closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
May 11 Montana's Glacier National Park forms
May 12 2nd NAACP conference (New York City)
May 12 Phil A's Chief Bender no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
May 14 Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
May 16 U.S. Bureau of Mines forms
May 17 Canada sets the designs for the 1 cent -50 cent coins
May 18 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 New York City
May 31 Union of South Africa declares independence from U.K.
June 1 South Carolina Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
June 2 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel, C S Rolls, England
June 2 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
June 9 Passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard, found June 6, 1983 in Queensland
June 12 PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
June 13 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from New York to Philadelphia
June 13 William D. Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia
June 18 16th U.S. Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
June 19 1st airship in service "Germany"
June 19 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
June 20 "Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in New York Journal
June 22 1st Zeppelin with passengers sets afloat
June 24 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St. Andrews Scot
June 25 Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
June 26 1st federal corrupt election practices law passed
June 26 24th U.S. Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss Wightman beats L Hammond (64 62)
June 26 Hazel Hotchkiss wins U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship
June 30 Russia absorbs Finland
July 1 Chicago's Comiskey Park opens - St. Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0
July 1 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion
July 1 White Sox Park (Comiskey Park) opens with 2-0 loss to Browns
July 4 Jack Johnson KOs James J Jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
July 9 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
July 10 Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park opens, visiting Browns win 2-0
July 19 Cleveland Indian Cy Young gets his 500th win, beats Washington 5-4 in 11 innings
July 20 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
July 24 Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
July 29 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
July 31 Chicago Cub King Cole no-hits St. Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
July 31 Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
August 4 A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie
August 6 New York City Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
August 9 Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
August 13 Dodgers and Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball and 1 hit by pitch
August 14 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, D.C.
August 20 U.S. supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
August 22 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
August 23 Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
August 25 30th U.S. Mens Tennis: Wm Larned beats Thomas Bundy (61 57 60 68 61)
August 27 Using 20, 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
August 27 Washington Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
August 30 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleveland 5-0 in 11
September 5 Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings
September 6 Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughrider football club formed
September 10 Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber
September 11 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
September 12 Gustav Mahlers 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
September 12 World's 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (LAPD)
September 13 Regina Rugby Club forms
September 15 Boers and Afrikaners win 1st general elections in Union of South Africa
September 18 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
September 19 George Cohan's "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford," premieres in New York City
September 22 England's 1st aircraft flight
September 22 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
September 27 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
October 1 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
October 1 Explosion at Los Angeles Times kills 21
October 1 Regina Rugby Club's 1st game, losing to Moose Jaw Tigers, 16-6
October 2 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
October 2 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
October 4 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
October 5 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
October 6 Braves beat Phillies 20-7
October 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
October 18 Edward Forster publishes "Howards End"
October 20 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
October 20 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
October 23 Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight
October 23 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
October 23 Ritz Hotel in Madrid opens: 200 chambers/100 bathtubs
October 29 Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game
November 1 1st issue of "Crisis" published by editor W E B Du Bois
November 4 Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Australia (vs. South Australia) It rained
November 6 SDAP/NVV initiate campaign for general males/female suffrage
November 8 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
November 12 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon
November 14 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va
November 19 Ferenc Moln rs "Tester," premieres in Budapest
November 20 Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero
November 22 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
November 26 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
November 27 New Yorks's Penn Station opens as world's largest train station
December 3 Neon lights, 1st publically seen (Paris Auto Show)
December 9 French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
December 10 JD Van de Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics
December 19 1st city ordinace requiring white and black residential areas (Balt)
December 19 Rayon 1st commercially produced, Marcus Hook, Penn
December 21 Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
December 22 U.S. postal savings stamps 1st issued
December 24 Luisa Tetrazzini sings to 250,000 people at Lotta's Fountain
December 28 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (New York City)
December 31 U.S. tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910












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