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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1910 AD


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 19: Cleveland Indian Cy Young gets his 500th win, beats Washington 5-4 in 11 innings
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: 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: Cy Young registers his 500th career victory
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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