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Notable Historical Events - 1910

1910First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois

1910Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy

1910Gandhi 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

1910Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

1910Russian Tsar Nicholas II visits German Emperor Wilhelm II at Potsdam; they force tentative agreements on spheres of influence in the Middle East

1910President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

1910Jack Johnson KOs james j jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1910Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

1910Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting avg with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown's 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

1910George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance," premieres in London

1910George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.

1910Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

1910 Historical Events
Date Event
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 19
Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty 
Jan 19
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" 
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) 
Feb 23
George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance," premieres in London 
Feb 25
Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies 
Feb 26
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 
Mar 1
3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range. 118 die. Worst snow slide in US history 
Mar 2
2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die 
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: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1 
Mar 8
Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris is 1st licensed female pilot 
Mar 10
China ends 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 Neth 
Mar 18
1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC 
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 asst attorney general of US 
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 climbed 
Apr 14
President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day 
Apr 14
Pan American Union forms 
Apr 15
Taft is 1st pres 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
1st night air flight (Claude Grahame-White, England) 
Apr 29
Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam 
Apr 30
Cleve 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 4
Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy 
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
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 independence from UK 
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 Phila 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 
Jun 22
1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland 
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
24th US Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss Wightman beats L Hammond (6-4 6-2) 
Jun 26
Hazel Hotchkiss wins US Lawn Tennis Association championship 
Jun 30
Russia absorbs Finland 
Jun 30
27th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats D Boothby (6-2 6-2) 
Jun 30
34th Wimbledon Mens 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 
Jul 1
White Sox Park (Comiskey Park) opens with 2-0 loss to Browns 
Jul 4
Jack Johnson KOs james j jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
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 
Jul 10
Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park opens, visiting Browns win 2-0 
Jul 19
Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings 
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 
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, DC 
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
30th US Men's Tennis: Wm Larned beats Thomas Bundy (6-1 5-7 6-0 6-8 6-1) 
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, 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 Newfoundland (still seperate from Canada) and the US 
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
World's 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (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 
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 
Oct 18
E.M. (Edward) Forster publishes "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, 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 became first woman solo a public airplane flight 
Oct 23
Phila 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 
Nov 1
First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois 
Nov 4
Start of South Africa's 1st F-C game in Aust (v S Aust). It rained 
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 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 
Dec 10
Johannes van der Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics 
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 
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