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Subject: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/08 at 12:53 am

May 12th 1908 - Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B. Stubblefield.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: MrCleveland on 05/15/08 at 9:09 pm

Life was harder 100 years ago.

If you read the book of Otto L. Bettmann's 'The Good Old Days...They Were Terrible', life was harder and worse than it is now...it's just that we have different obsticales to get through.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: VegettoVa90 on 05/20/08 at 7:35 pm

What would there be to talk about? William Howard Taft became president 100 years ago this November? Automobiles still weren't mainstream? Things still largely resembled the 1800's? A more appropriate title would be "the 80 years ago thread", because the 1920's were really the first true decade of the 20th century - they were all about materialism, they occurred right after the US emerged a victor of a major international war, they were the first decade to have a pop culture, they saw the emergence of major cities and the introduction of profane and provocative novels, and they were the first years that "Black" music (Jazz, Rock n' Roll, Soul, Funk, Hip-hop) seeped into the American mainstream with Jazz. The 1900's and 1910's seemed very primitive by comparison.

Maybe this is why I'm only the second to post  ;)

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/08 at 3:10 am

May 23rd 1908 - Part of Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound, Washington

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/08 at 3:45 am

May 26th 1908 - At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/08 at 1:55 am

May 27th 1908 - Maulana Hakeem Noor-ud-Din elected first Khalifa of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/08 at 11:30 am

May 30th 1908 - Paris advocate E Archdeacon is 1st passenger in a airplane.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Shacks Train on 06/21/08 at 8:48 am

So Mankind can claim quite an achievment as Planet Earth 4 billion years in the making & mankind only needed 100 years to wreck it!

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/21/08 at 7:28 pm

I know that in May 1908 James Stewart was born.  ;D A hundred years ago, he'd be 2 months old today.  :)

And it was just a waiting game until he made all the movies I loved:

Harvey,
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
Vertigo
Rear Window
Bandelero!


Yippee!

Sorry, I just love Jimmy.  ;D

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/08 at 1:19 am

June 30th 1908 – A massive explosion occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, knocking over 80 million trees over 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi).

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/08 at 5:33 am

SOS is the commonly used description for the International Morse code distress signal (· · · — — — · · ·). This distress signal was first adopted by the German government in radio regulations effective April 1, 1905, and became the worldwide standard when it was included in the second International Radiotelegraphic Convention, which was signed on November 3, 1906, and became effective on July 1, 1908.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/08 at 4:07 am

July 6th 1908 - Robert Peary sets sail for the Arctic on the expedition on which he later reaches the North Pole.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/08 at 2:41 am

July 19th 1908 – Feyenoord Rotterdam, today one of the "big three" professional football teams in the Netherlands, was founded as the club Wilhelmina in a pub.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/08 at 11:57 pm

July 25th 1908 - Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/08 at 1:47 am

July 26th 1908 – Unable to use the services of U.S. Secret Service agents as investigators because of a federal law, U.S. Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte established what is now known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation to organize his own staff of special agents.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 07/26/08 at 1:50 am

Well...I know that 1908 was the last time that the Chicago Cubs won a World Series. Being a big baseball fan, I should know that.

I sure hope they do it this year.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/08 at 1:52 am

August 8th 1908 - Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It's the Wright Brothers' first public flight and the French public goes wild.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/08 at 1:03 am

August 12th 1908 - First Model T Ford built.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/08 at 1:47 am

August 14th 1908 - First beauty contest held in Folkestone, England.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/08 at 4:28 am

August 17th 1908 - Projection in Paris of the very first cartoon, Fantasmagorie realized by Émile Cohl.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/07/08 at 12:04 pm

Sep. 7th, 1908-my grandmother was born.



Cat

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/08 at 2:11 am

September 16th 1908 - General Motors is founded.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/08 at 10:30 pm

September 17th 1908 - The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes; killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/08 at 1:48 am

September 22nd 1908 - The independence of Bulgaria is proclaimed.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/08 at 12:29 am

September 26th 1908 - Ed Reulbach became the first and only pitcher to throw two shutouts in one day against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/08 at 1:44 am

September 27th 1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: hot_wax on 09/28/08 at 4:04 pm

In the our Gregorian calendar September 28, 1908 was on a Monday

In the Hebrew calendar it was Tishri 3, 5669

In the Japanese Kyureki calendar, Nagatsuki 4, 1908

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/08 at 1:45 am

October 1st 1908 - Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/08 at 3:42 am

October 3rd 1908 - The Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/08 at 3:39 am

November 22nd 1908 - The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/08 at 1:59 am

December 2nd 1908 - Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/09 at 6:02 pm

January 5th 1909 - Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/09 at 6:36 am

January 28th 1909 - United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/09 at 7:16 am

Febuary 12th 1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States, was founded to work on behalf of the rights of African Americans.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/09 at 7:10 am

February 23rd 1909 – The Silver Dart was flown off the ice of Baddeck Bay, a sub-basin of Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island, making it the first controlled powered flight in Canada and the British Empire.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/09 at 2:05 am

April 6th 1909 - Robert Peary and Matthew Henson allegedly reach the North Pole.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 04/07/09 at 11:38 am


April 6th 1909 - Robert Peary and Matthew Henson allegedly reach the North Pole.


That's right!! I think they had claimed to become the first people to reach that location.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: hot_wax on 04/07/09 at 6:12 pm


That's right!! I think they had claimed to become the first people to reach that location.


I read or saw a TV program that they really weren't "exactly" the first of their exposition to reach the north pole but it was their scouts or so called advance troubleshooting crew ahead of they main exposition to reach it first by a day and the very first was a Afro-American crewmember, but were given the honors because they originated the exposition...do you know for sure if I am right on this information?

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 04/12/09 at 9:28 pm


I read or saw a TV program that they really weren't "exactly" the first of their exposition to reach the north pole but it was their scouts or so called advance troubleshooting crew ahead of they main exposition to reach it first by a day and the very first was a Afro-American crewmember, but were given the honors because they originated the exposition...do you know for sure if I am right on this information?

something like that. I said above that they'd claimed to be the first to get there, since it wasn't for sure. I suppose I could research it.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/09 at 5:30 am

April 18th 1909 – Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/16/09 at 12:11 am

May 15, 1909 - actor James Mason was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: hot_wax on 05/16/09 at 8:47 pm


May 15, 1909 - actor James Mason was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.


Just think, he was born 39 years before "Lolitta" was born.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/17/09 at 11:16 am


Just think, he was born 39 years before "Lolitta" was born.

Lolitta...1948? I didn't know that.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: hot_wax on 05/17/09 at 8:33 pm


Lolitta...1948? I didn't know that.


When that movie came out, us guys were about her age and she was HOT! looking and everyone wanted Lolitta and couldn't blame the old man for wanting her too, only today he'd be on the Megan's Law list of sex offenders. 

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/30/09 at 11:21 pm

May 30th, 1909: legendary jazz musician Benny Goodman was born. He would die in 1986 at age 77.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Womble on 06/27/09 at 2:40 pm

June 27, 1909: In Springfield, Massachusetts, a riot broke out between the Turkish and Syrian communities, following an argument over a married Syrian woman. An estimated 400 people fought for more than an hour along Ferry Street before Springfield police quelled the violence. Said Burak, a leader in the Turkish community, died after being stabbed three times

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 1:58 am

July 25th 1909 – French aviator Louis Blériot crossed the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine, flying from near Calais, France, to Dover, England.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/09 at 1:45 am

December 4th 1909 – The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world, was founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/31/09 at 12:13 am


December 31st 1909 – Manhattan Bridge opens.

I had no idea that that bridge was 100 years old already.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/09 at 12:16 am


I had no idea that that bridge was 100 years old already.
Are they celebrating on the bridge today?

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Frank on 12/31/09 at 4:28 pm


Are they celebrating on the bridge today?

I haven't heard anything in the news.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/09 at 7:00 pm

January 1st 1910 – Captain David Beatty is promoted to Rear Admiral, and becomes the youngest admiral in the Royal Navy (except for Royal family members), since Horatio Nelson.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/10 at 2:01 pm

January 13th 1910 - JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows" premieres in Dublin

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/10 at 11:35 am

January 19th 1910 - Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/10 at 11:35 am

January 19th 1910 - National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/10 at 12:25 pm

January 19th 1910 - Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for the Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 02/09/10 at 12:45 am

February 8, 1910: Boy Scouts Of America is established.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 06/29/10 at 10:53 pm

If I remember reading my family history, I think one pair of my great-grandparents got married at the end of June in 1910. Namely, the parents of my paternal grandfather (who was by far the youngest of four kids; now 80, he's the only one surviving).

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/10 at 2:11 am

July 4th 1910 – African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/10/10 at 1:28 am


July 4th 1910 – African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States


Jim Jeffries declared: "I am going into this fight for the sole purpose of winning the title for whites."
Jack Johnson replied: "Great White Hope I don't beat your ass to a bloody pulp!
8)

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/10 at 1:21 am

August 22nd 1910 – Korea was annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/10 at 1:37 am

August 29th 1910 – Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/10 at 5:13 am

September 12th 1910 – Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/10 at 2:27 am

September 18th 1910 – In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/10 at 1:11 pm

October 1st 1910 – Los Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 21.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/10 at 12:38 pm

October 5th 1910 – In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared .

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/10 at 1:29 pm

October 11th 1910 – Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/10 at 1:36 am

October 14th 1910 – The English aviator Claude Grahame-White lands his Farman Aircraft biplane on Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, D.C.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/10 at 2:15 am

October 23rd 1910 - Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/10 at 2:16 am

October 23rd 1910 - Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/25/10 at 11:48 pm

On Oct. 25, 1910, "America the Beautiful," with words by Katharine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward, was first published.

Wow; I had no idea that the song was a full century old already. I thought it had been around long before that.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/10 at 3:14 pm

October 29th 1910 - Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/10 at 3:06 pm

November 1st 1910 - 1st issue of "Crisis" published by editor W E B Du Bois

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/10 at 6:34 am

November 6th 1910 - SDAP/NVV initiate campaign for general males/female suffrage

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/10 at 2:28 am

November 7th 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/10 at 12:24 pm

November 8th 1910 - 1st Washington State election in which women could vote

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/10 at 12:10 pm

November 10th 1910 – The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/10 at 12:48 pm

November 12th 1910 - 1st movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/10 at 1:33 am

November 14th 1910 – Aviator Eugene Ely performs the first take off from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He took off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/10 at 2:06 pm

November 19th 1910 - Ferenc Molnàrs "Tester," premieres in Budapest

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/10 at 4:09 am

November 20th 1910 - Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/10 at 3:22 am

1910 – The crews of the Brazilian warships Minas Geraes, São Paulo, Bahia, and Deodoro mutinied in what became known as the Revolt of the Whip

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 12:28 am

1910 - NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/10 at 11:46 pm

1910 – Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/10 at 11:34 am

1910 – The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest E. Sirrine.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/10 at 12:49 am

1910 - Modern neon lighting was first seen publicly after installation by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/10 at 2:11 pm

1910 - JD Van de Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/11 at 3:35 am

1911 – Northern Territory is separated from South Australia and transferred to Commonwealth control.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/11 at 3:00 am

1911 – A gun battle in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/11 at 8:51 am

1911 - Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/11 at 1:58 pm

1911 - US postal savings bank inaugurated

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/11 at 12:29 pm

1911 – Kappa Alpha Psi, the world's second oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/11 at 1:26 am

1911 – The University of the Philippines College of Law was founded, eventually graduating many of the leading Filipino political figures since then.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/11 at 12:28 pm

1911 – Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/11 at 4:19 am

1911 - Pandora becomes first 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/11 at 12:18 pm

1911 – Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/11 at 1:14 am

1911 – The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/11 at 12:21 pm

1911 – Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/11 at 12:21 pm

1911 – Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/11 at 2:32 am

1911 – The destroyer USS Terry (DD-25) makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/11 at 2:33 am

1911 – The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/11 at 2:46 am

1911 - Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 02/06/11 at 11:28 am

February 6, 1911: Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the U.S. (served 1981-89), was born in Tampico, Illinois. He lived to be 93 years old (passed away in June 2004 from Alzheimers Disease).

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/11 at 11:28 am

1911 – The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/11 at 3:30 pm

1911 - Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto (Berceuse élégique)

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/11 at 1:39 am

1911 – Victor Berger (Wisconsin) becomes the first socialist congressman in U.S..

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/11 at 1:43 am

1911 - Ivan Caryll's musical "Pink Lady" premieres in New York NY

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/11 at 2:26 pm

1911 - North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 1:21 pm

1911 – In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/11 at 3:59 pm

1911 - L D Swamikannu publishes "Manual of Indian Chronology" in Bombay

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/11 at 12:04 pm

1911 – The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/11 at 3:26 pm

1911 - Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/11 at 12:48 am

1911 – The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country's first national census.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/11 at 3:06 am

1911 - Harry James Smith' "Mrs Bumsted-Leigh," premieres in NYC

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/11 at 12:14 pm

1911 – During the Battle of Deçiq, Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, leader of the Malësori Albanians, raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro, for the first time after Gjergj Kastrioti (Skenderbeg).

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/11 at 12:03 pm

1911 – Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/11 at 12:27 am

1911 – Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/11 at 12:28 pm

1911 – Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/11 at 5:07 am

1911 - Portugal approves woman suffrage

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/11 at 12:40 am

1911 – In Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, the United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be broken up.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/11 at 1:43 am

1911 – Mexican President Porfirio Díaz and the revolutionary Francisco Madero signed the Treaty of Ciudad Juárez to put an end to the fighting between the forces of both men, and thus concluding the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/11 at 5:07 am

1911 - Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/11 at 12:01 pm

1911 – The New York Public Library is dedicated.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/11 at 1:36 am

1911 – At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/16/11 at 1:57 pm

1911 – IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/16/11 at 1:57 pm

1911 – A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/11 at 1:42 pm

1911 – The United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Russia signed the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife conservation issues.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/11 at 1:53 am

1911 – Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".

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Written By: nally on 08/06/11 at 11:21 pm

August 6, 1911... Lucille Ball, an American actress and comedian probably best known as the star of the 1950's TV series "I Love Lucy", was born in Jamestown, New York. She passed away in April 1989, aged 77.

She was born half a year to the day after Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the U.S. (who left office just three months before Ball's death).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 1:37 am

August 6th 1911, the former South African cricketer, Norman Gordon, who played in 5 Tests in the 1938–39 South African cricket season was born (and yesterday he celebrated his 100 birthday,

In the final Test Gordon took match figures of 1–256 and was not out in each innings, scoring 0 and 7. This match was the famous Timeless Test, which took 10 days and was eventually drawn by agreement. This was Gordon's final Test match. He is the only survivor of the Timeless Test, and the last living person to have played Test cricket before World War II.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/11 at 1:14 am

1911 – United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 5:21 am

1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/11 at 1:04 am

1911 – Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/11 at 12:10 am

1911 - 31st US Mens Tennis: Wm A Larned beats Maurice E McLoughlin (64 64 62)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/11 at 1:42 am

1911 – French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/11 at 2:42 am

1911 – Russian Premier Peter Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/11 at 12:09 pm

1911 – White Star Line's RMS Olympic collides with british warship HMS Hawke.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/11 at 5:17 am

1911 – Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Written By: nally on 09/28/11 at 1:30 am


1911 – Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.


Hard to believe that stadium is now a century old and still in use!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/11 at 1:29 am

1911 – Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/11 at 2:20 am

1911 – An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/11 at 11:53 am

1911 – The Wuchang Uprising leads to the demise of Qing Dynasty, the last Imperial court in China, and the founding of the Republic of China.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/11 at 11:53 am

1911 – The Kowloon-Canton Railway (split into MTR East Rail Line and Guangshen Railway now) commences service between Kowloon and Canton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/11 at 11:32 pm

1911 – First use of aircraft in war: An Italian pilot takes off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/11 at 12:07 pm

1911 – Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/11 at 3:16 pm

1911 – Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/11 at 1:57 am

1911 – The Doom Bar in Cornwall claimed two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/11 at 1:25 pm

1911 – A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners in spite of rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/11 at 2:49 am

1911 – The first transcontinental flight across the United States is completed. Calbraith Perry Rodgers began the flight on 17 September 1911, taking off from Sheepshead Bay NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/11 at 1:42 pm

1911 – Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/11 at 1:42 pm

1911 – King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck are enthroned as Emperor and Empress of India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/11 at 2:41 pm

1911 – Roald Amundsen's team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/11 at 1:28 pm

1911 – Lackawanna Cut-Off railway line opens in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/11 at 8:45 am

1911 – "Jana Gana Mana", the national anthem of India, was first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/11 at 9:47 am

1911 – Sun Yat-sen was elected in Nanjing as the Provisional President of the Republic of China.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/11 at 11:03 am

1911 – Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/12 at 3:43 am

1912 – The Republic of China is established.

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Written By: nally on 01/01/12 at 2:54 pm


1912 – The Republic of China is established.

Its first president was Sun Yat-sen.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/12 at 9:51 am

1912 – The Prague Party Conference takes place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/12 at 7:23 am

1912 – German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/12 at 7:23 am

1912 – New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/12 at 11:03 am

1912 – The African National Congress is founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/12 at 1:46 am

1912 – Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/12 at 1:46 am

1912 – In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/12 at 5:31 am

1912 – Marie-Adélaïde, the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

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Written By: nally on 02/29/12 at 10:22 am

February 29, 1912: Serbia and Bulgaria secretly signed a treaty of alliance for a term of eight years, with each pledging to come to the defense of the other during war.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/12 at 3:09 am

1912 – Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.

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Written By: nally on 04/10/12 at 1:29 pm

On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage, stopping first in Cherbourg, France, and then Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland, the next day to pick up additional passengers before heading out into the open sea.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/12 at 11:15 pm

April 14th 1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40pm. The ship sinks the following morning with the loss of 1,517 lives.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/12 at 4:12 am

1912 – The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28. It remains Canada's deadliest tornado event.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/12 at 3:51 am

October 23rd 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/12 at 4:13 am

October 24th 1912 – First Balkan War: Serbian forces defeated the Ottoman army at the Battle of Kumanovo in Vardar Macedonia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/12 at 3:17 am

October 26th 1912 – First Balkan War: The Ottoman occupied city of Thessaloniki, is liberated and unified with Greece on the feast day of its patron Saint Demetrius. On the same day, Serbian troops captured Skopje.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/12 at 6:35 am

November 8th 1912 – First Balkan War: The Greek Army accepted the surrender of the Ottoman garrison at Thessaloniki, one day before the Bulgarian Army arrived to do the same.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/12 at 3:02 am

November 12th 1912 – The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/12 at 7:09 pm

December 18th 1912 – Amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announced the discovery of fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human, known as Piltdown Man, which later turned out to be a hoax.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/12 at 8:50 pm

December 19th 1912 – William Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over 1,000 people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/13 at 10:16 pm

February 2nd 1913 – Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.

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Written By: Howard on 02/02/13 at 6:29 am


February 2nd 1913 – Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.



Happy 100th.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/13 at 7:28 am

February 3rd 1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/13 at 1:26 am

February 5th 1913 – Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.

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Written By: nally on 02/05/13 at 3:30 pm


February 5th 1913 – Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.

Interesting.

Btw, I happen to know that that day was Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)...and February 5th is the earliest date that Ash Wednesday can fall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/13 at 6:45 pm

February 20th 1913 – King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/13 at 4:28 am

March 6th 1913 – First Balkan War: The Greek army captured Bizani Fortress, near Ioannina, from the Ottomans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/13 at 3:04 am

March 12th 1913 – Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)

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Written By: nally on 03/12/13 at 2:11 pm


March 12th 1913 – Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia was officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)

I just came across a news item about that. :) Happy centennial to Canberra!!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/13 at 2:16 pm


I just came across a news item about that. :) Happy centennial to Canberra!!
Gibbo must be out celebrating today?

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Written By: nally on 03/12/13 at 2:16 pm


Gibbo must be out celebrating today?

And possibly our other members from Australia, such as Mooster?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/13 at 2:21 pm


And possibly our other members from Australia, such as Mooster?
That is Amanda...

...where is she now?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/13 at 7:18 am

March 18th 1913 – King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/13 at 4:31 am

March 20th 1913 – Sung Chiao-jen, a founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party, is wounded in an assassination attempt and dies 2 days later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/13 at 4:59 am

March 21st 1913 – Over 360 were killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.

   

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/13 at 6:46 am

March 22nd 1913 – Phan Xich Long (pictured), the self-proclaimed Emperor of Vietnam, was arrested for organising a revolt against the colonial rule of French Indochina, which was nevertheless carried out by his supporters the following day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/13 at 5:47 am

April 8th 1913 – The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/13 at 4:05 am

April 24th 1913 – The Woolworth Building opened in New York City as the tallest building in the world at the time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/13 at 3:46 am

May 3rd 1913 – Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/13 at 8:59 am

May 14th 1913 – New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/13 at 4:05 am

May 29th 1913 – Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France provoking a riot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/13 at 4:05 am

May 30th 1913 – The Treaty of London was signed to deal with territorial adjustments arising out of the conclusion of the First Balkan War, declaring, among other things, an independent Albania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/13 at 4:02 am

June 4th 1913 – Emily Davison, an activist for women's suffrage in the United Kingdom, was fatally injured when she was trampled by King George V's horse at the Epsom Derby.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/13 at 4:07 am

June 19th 1913 – Natives' Land Act in South Africa implemented.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/13 at 4:53 am

July 10th 1913 – The air temperature in California's Death Valley (pictured) reached 134 °F (56.7 °C), the highest reading ever recorded.

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Written By: Howard on 07/10/13 at 7:04 am


July 10th 1913 – The air temperature in California's Death Valley (pictured) reached 134 °F (56.7 °C), the highest reading ever recorded.


and today in Death Valley 120! Wow that's hot! :o :P

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Written By: yelimsexa on 07/26/13 at 3:21 pm

Florian Illies and Charles Emmerson recently published books about 1913, surveying the world as if the Great War wasn't going to be as imaginable as it would turn out. As the Financial Times put it out, there was "Never such innocence again". http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/fe32800e-eecc-11e2-b8ec-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2aBV2gQXW

Since Picasso was starting to revolutionize art, Henry Ford introducing conveyor belt production, Charlie Chaplin signing his first movie contract, and Louis Armstrong picking up the trumpet for the first time, I feel that 1913 was finally the moment where the "Edwardian Era" (basically a slightly more refined Victorian era) was finally giving way as new, distinctively 20th century art forms were taking place. There were even sci-fi writers believing that a transatlantic tunnel would be possible. Europe was still the leader, but with the US having 48 states, the culture was sure changing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/13 at 5:58 am

July 31st 1913 – The Balkan States signs an armistice at Bucharest.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/13 at 11:40 pm

October 23rd 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 11:08 pm

October 31st 1913 – Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile highway across United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 11:08 pm

October 31st 1913 – The Indianapolis Street Car Strike and subsequent riot begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/13 at 11:52 pm

November 5th 1913 – King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/13 at 2:24 am

November 6th 1913 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/13 at 6:47 am

November 9th 1913 – The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/13 at 3:08 am

December 14th 1913 – Haruna, the fourth and last Kongō-class ship, launches, eventually becoming one of the Japanese workhorses during World War I and World War II.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/13 at 8:41 am

December 15th 1913 – Nicaragua becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires Convention.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/14 at 3:06 am

February 12th 1914 – In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/14 at 6:04 am

February 26th 1914 – HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/14 at 7:53 am

February 28th 1914 – In the aftermath of the Balkan Wars, Greeks living in southern Albania proclaimed the Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/14 at 5:31 am

March 1st 1914 – The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/14 at 1:51 am

March 7th 1914 – Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/14 at 1:53 am

April 9th 1914 – Mexican Revolution: One of the world's first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/14 at 2:10 am

April 24th 1914 – The Franck–Hertz experiment, a pillar in the development of quantum mechanics, was presented to the German Physical Society.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/14 at 6:39 am

May 21st 1914 - Greyhound Bus Company begins in Minnesota

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/14 at 3:27 am

May 29th 1914 – The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/14 at 4:18 am

June 12th 1914 - The first edition of A.T. Robertson's monumental 'Grammar of the Greek New Testament' was released. Its 1400+ pages make it the largest systematic analysis of the original New Testament language ever published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/14 at 3:08 am

June 23rd 1914 – Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/14 at 2:01 am

July 4th 1914 – The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie takes place in Vienna, six days after their assassinations in Sarajevo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/14 at 4:10 am

July 21st 1914 – The Crown council of Romania decides for the country to remain neutral in World War I.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/14 at 5:36 am

July 26th 1914 – Serbia and Bulgaria interrupt diplomatic relationship.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/14 at 4:53 am

July 28th 1914 – World War I: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia after Serbia rejects the conditions of an ultimatum sent by Austria on July 23 following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/14 at 5:47 am

August 1st 1914 – The German Empire declares war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilizes because of World War I.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/14 at 4:41 am

August 4th 1914 – World War I: Germany invades Belgium. In response, Belgium and the United Kingdom declare war on Germany. The United States declares its neutrality.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/14 at 4:30 am

August 5th 1914 – World War I: The German minelayer Königin Luise lays a minefield about 40 miles (64 km) off the Thames Estuary (Lowestoft). She is intercepted and sunk by the British light-cruiser HMS Amphion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/14 at 4:31 am

August 5th 1914 – World War I: The guns of Point Nepean fort at Port Phillip Heads in Victoria (Australia) fire across the bows of the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer SS Pfalz (1913) which is attempting to leave the Port of Melbourne in ignorance of the declaration of war and she is detained; this is said to be the first Allied shot of the War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/14 at 4:31 am

August 5th 1914 – In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/14 at 2:35 pm

August 15th 1914 – A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the latter's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/14 at 2:36 pm

August 15th 1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/14 at 6:45 am

August 17th 1914 – World War I: Battle of Stallupönen – The German army of General Hermann von François defeats the Russian force commanded by Paul von Rennenkampf near modern-day Nesterov, Russia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/14 at 7:39 am

August 19th 1914 – The Ottoman-Bulgarian alliance is signed in Sofia.

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Written By: Paul on 08/20/14 at 4:40 am


August 4th 1914 – World War I: Germany invades Belgium. In response, Belgium and the United Kingdom declare war on Germany. The United States declares its neutrality.


'It'll all be over by Christmas...'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/14 at 12:31 pm


'It'll all be over by Christmas...'
...and "The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/14 at 5:47 am

August 28th 1914 – World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/14 at 5:47 am

August 28th 1914 – World War I: German troops conquer Namur, Belgium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/14 at 6:32 am

August 30th 1914 – World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/14 at 2:41 am

September 5th 1914 – World War I: The First Battle of the Marne began with French forces engaging the advancing German army at the Marne River near Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/14 at 9:24 pm

December 14th 1914 – Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/14 at 4:13 pm

December 16th 1914 – World War I: German battleships under Franz von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/15 at 9:11 pm

January 12th 1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/15 at 9:12 pm

January 12th 1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote.]

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Written By: nally on 01/11/15 at 11:11 pm


January 12th 1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress.

A historical event for sure...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/15 at 8:10 pm

January 13th 1915 – An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/15 at 7:44 pm

January 19th 1915 – Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/24/15 at 9:21 pm

January 25th 1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/15 at 6:37 pm

January 26th 1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/15 at 8:46 pm

January 28th 1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard as a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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January 31st 1915 – World War I: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russia.

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February 8th 1915 – D.W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.

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February 19th 1915 – World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.

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1915 – World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.

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1915 – NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.

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1915 – World War I: Cornered off the coast of Chile by the Royal Navy after fleeing the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the German light cruiser SMS Dresden is abandoned and scuttled by her crew.

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1915 – World War I: During the Battle of Gallipoli, three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.

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1915 – Ice Hockey: The Vancouver Millionaires sweep the Ottawa Senators three-games-to-none to win the 1915 Stanley Cup Finals, the first championship played between the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association.

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1915 – French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.

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1915 – The arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Istanbul marks the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.

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April 25th 1915 – World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins—The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops begins with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.

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1915 – The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her two hundred and second, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives.

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1915 – World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many formerly pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire

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1915 – Japanese 21 Demands Ultimatum to China (Commemorated as National Day of Humiliation)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/15 at 3:09 am

May 8th 1915 – World War I: Second Battle of Artois between German and French forces.

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May 22nd 1915 – Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous US during the 20th century.

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May 22nd 1915 – Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail disaster near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction

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May 23rd 1915 – World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.

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June 5th 1915 – Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.

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June 9th 1915 – William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

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June 16th 1915 – Foundation of the British Women's Institute.

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June 29th 1915 – The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is the worst flood in Edmonton history.

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July 7th 1915 – World War I: End of First Battle of the Isonzo.

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July 7th 1915 – An International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.

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1915 – Militia officer Henry Pedris executed by firing squad at Colombo, Ceylon - an act widely regarded as a miscarriage of justice by the British colonial authorities.

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July 16th 1915 – Henry James becomes a British citizen, to highlight his commitment to Britain during the first World War.

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July 16th 1915 – First Order of the Arrow ceremony takes place and the Order of the Arrow is founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 7:41 am

July 24th 1915 – The passenger ship SS Eastland rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River, killing 844 passengers and crew, the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.

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July 25th 1915 – RFC Captain Lanoe Hawker becomes the first British military aviator to earn the Victoria Cross, for defeating three German two-seat observation aircraft in one day, over the Western Front.

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August 6th 1915 – World War I: Battle of Sari Bair: The Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/15 at 7:12 am

August 15th 1915 – The New York World revealed that Germany had purchased excess phenol from Thomas Edison that could be used to make explosives for the war effort and diverted it to Bayer for aspirin production.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 3:02 am

August 17th 1915 – American Jew Leo Frank was lynched by a mob of prominent citizens in Marietta, Georgia, for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/15 at 3:56 am

August 17th 1915 – A Category 4 hurricane hits Galveston, Texas with winds at 135 miles per hour (217 km/h).

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Written By: Mitch Kramer on 11/25/15 at 8:54 pm

November 25, 1915:

Einstein publishes his theory of general relativity.

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November 25, 1915:

Einstein publishes his theory of general relativity.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2v8fz7s.jpg


Wasn't it E=MC 2? ???

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Written By: Mitch Kramer on 11/26/15 at 3:22 pm


Wasn't it E=MC 2? ???


The famous mass-energy equivalence, E = mc^2, comes from the theory of special relativity.  It was discovered 10 years earlier in 1905.

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Written By: nally on 12/12/15 at 4:10 pm

December 12, 1915: Frank Sinatra (American traditional-pop/jazz singer, actor, and producer) was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. He lived to be 82 years old (d. May 1998 from heart failure).

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January 12th 1916 – Both Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircraft, receive the German Empire's highest military award, the Pour le Mérite as the first German aviators to earn it.

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January 17th 1916 - The Professional Golfers Association was formed in New York City.

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January 18th 1916 – A 611-gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.

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January 29th 1916 – World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.

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February 3rd 1916 – The Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burns down with the loss of 7 lives.

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February 11th 1916 – Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.

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February 24th 1916 – The Governor-General of Korea establishes a clinic called Jahyewon in Sorokdo to segregate Hansen's disease patients.

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February 25th 1916 – World War I: The Germans capture Fort Douaumont during the Battle of Verdun.

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February 29th 1916 – Child labor: In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from twelve to fourteen years old.

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February 29th 1916 – Tokelau is annexed by the United Kingdom.

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29 February 1916: American actress and singer Dinah Shore was born. She passed away in 1994, aged 78 (and had 19 birthdays altogether). :\'(

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March 8th 1916 – World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.

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March 9th 1916 – Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico.

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March 11th 1916 – USS Nevada (BB-36) is commissioned as the first US Navy "super-dreadnought".

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March 15th 1916 – United States President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.–Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.

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March 16th 1916 – The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing cross the US–Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.

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March 20th 1916 – Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.

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March 22nd 1916 – The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.

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March 20th 1916 – Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
Trapped in it's own vacuum!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 7:33 am

April 8th 1916 – In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three (including himself), and badly injuring five spectators.

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April 10th 1916 - The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) held its first championship tournament.

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April 20th 1916 - Chicago's Wrigley Field held its first Cubs game with the first National League game at the ballpark. The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.

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April 24th 1916 – Easter Rising: Irish republicans, led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, launch an uprising against British rule in Ireland, and proclaim an Irish Republic. It is the first armed action of the Irish revolutionary period.

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April 24th 1916 – Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the crew of the sunken Endurance.

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April 25th 1916 – ANZAC Day is commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at ANZAC Cove.

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April 25th 1916 – Easter Rising: The United Kingdom declares martial law in Ireland.

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May 5th 1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.

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May 6th 1916 – Twenty-one Lebanese nationalists are executed in Martyrs' Square, Beirut by Djemal Pasha.

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May 10th 1916 – Sailing in the lifeboat James Caird, Ernest Shackleton arrives at South Georgia after a journey of 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island.

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May 15th 1916 - U.S. Marines landed in Santo Domingo to quell civil disorder.

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May 16th 1916 – The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the French Third Republic sign the secret wartime Sykes-Picot Agreement partitioning former Ottoman territories such as Iraq and Syria.

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May 29th 1916 - The New York Giants won their 17th consecutive road game.

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May 29th 1916 - The official flag of the president of the United States was adopted.

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May 31st 1916 – World War I: Battle of Jutland: The British Grand Fleet under the command of John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe and David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty engage the Imperial German Navy under the command of Reinhard Scheer and Franz von Hipper in the largest naval battle of the war, which proves indecisive.

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June 1st 1916 – Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

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June 10th 1916 – The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire was declared by Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 9:35 am

June 24th 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract.

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June 24th 1916 – World War I: The Battle of the Somme begins with a week-long artillery bombardment on the German Line.

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June 29th 1916 – The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.

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July 1st 1916 – World War I: First day on the Somme: On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.

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27 July 1916: British mariner Charles Fryatt was executed at Bruges, Belgium, after a court-martial found him to be a franc-tireur.

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July 30th 1916 – Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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August 5th, 1916: World War I, Battle of Romani: Allied forces, under the command of Archibald Murray, defeat an attacking Ottoman army under the command of Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, securing the Suez Canal and beginning the Ottoman retreat from the Sinai Peninsula.

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14 August 1916: Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I.

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August 25th 1916 – The United States National Park Service is created.

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August 27th 1916 – The Kingdom of Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary, entering World War I as one of the Allied nations.

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August 28th 1916 – World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.

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August 28th 1916 – World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.

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August 29th 1916 – The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.

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September 3rd 1916 – World War I: Leefe Robinson destroys the German airship Schütte-Lanz SL 11 over Cuffley, north of London; the first German airship to be shot down on British soil.

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September 6th 1916 – The first self-service grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 5:49 am

September 11th 1916 – The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/16 at 1:18 am

September 12th 1916 - Adelina and August Van Buren finished the first successful transcontinental motorcycle tour to be attempted by two women. They started in New York City on July 5, 1916.

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September 14th 1916 - Christy Mathewson (Cincinnati Reds) won his 373rd career game. It was the only victory he had earned for a team other than the New York Giants during his 17-year career.

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September 15th 1916 – World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.

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September 17th 1916 – World War I: Manfred von Richthofen ("The Red Baron"), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 3:58 am

September 19th 1916 – During the East African Campaign of World War I, colonial armed forces of the Belgian Congo (Force Publique) under the command of General Charles Tombeur captured the town of Tabora after heavy fighting.

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September 27th 1916 – Iyasu V is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zewditu.

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Written By: nally on 10/08/16 at 1:17 am

October 7th 1916: Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game

The 1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game was the most lopsided in the history of college football, with Georgia Tech's winning 222–0. The game was played on October 7, 1916, between the Georgia Tech Engineers and Cumberland College Bulldogs at Grant Field (now a part of Bobby Dodd Stadium) in Atlanta, Georgia.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/GT_Cumberland_222_scoreboard.jpg

Info on the game can be found at Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1916_Cumberland_vs._Georgia_Tech_football_game

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October 7th 1916: Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game

The 1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game was the most lopsided in the history of college football, with Georgia Tech's winning 222–0. The game was played on October 7, 1916, between the Georgia Tech Engineers and Cumberland College Bulldogs at Grant Field (now a part of Bobby Dodd Stadium) in Atlanta, Georgia.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/GT_Cumberland_222_scoreboard.jpg

Info on the game can be found at Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1916_Cumberland_vs._Georgia_Tech_football_game
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Written By: nally on 10/16/16 at 10:40 am

October 16th, 1916: Margaret Sanger established the United States' first family planning clinic in Brooklyn, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 2:15 am

October 27th 1916 – Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasu V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zewditu I.

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November 7th 1916: Democratic incumbent President Woodrow Wilson defeated the Republican challenger, former Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, in the presidential election.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 3:42 am

November 13th 1916 – Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.

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November 18th 1916 – World War I: First Battle of the Somme: In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916.

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November 19th 1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.

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November 30th 1916 – Costa Rica signs the Buenos Aires Convention, a copyright treaty.

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December 5th 1916 – British premier H. H. Asquith resigns from his post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 3:35 am

December 6th 1916 – World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.

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December 29th 1916 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was first published as a book by an American publishing house B. W. Huebschis after it had been serialized in The Egoist (1914–15).

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December 30th 1916 – The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.

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January 11th 1917 – The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.

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March 2nd 1917 – The enactment of the Jones–Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

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March 2nd 1917 – The enactment of the Jones–Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

One famous person born on that very day was the late Desi Arnaz!

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March 10th 1917 – Some provinces and cities in the Philippines are incorporated due to the ratification of Act No. 2711 or the Administrative Code of the Philippines.

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March 11th 1917 – World War I: Mesopotamian campaign: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.

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March 15th 1917 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne ending the 304-year Romanov dynasty.

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March 16th 1917 – World War I: A German auxiliary cruiser is sunk in the Action of 16 March 1917.

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Written By: nally on 04/02/17 at 7:39 pm

April 2nd 1917 - World War I: United States President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.

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April 16th 1917 – Vladimir Lenin returns to Petrograd, Russia from exile in Switzerland.

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May 5th 1917 - Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earned his flying certificate with the French Air Service.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/17 at 1:38 am

May 13th 1917 – Three children report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.

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Written By: nally on 05/19/17 at 9:03 pm

May 19th, 1917: The Norwegian football club Rosenborg BK is founded

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Written By: nally on 05/21/17 at 9:16 pm

May 21st 1917 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 causes $5.5 million in damages, destroying some 300 acres including 2,000 homes, businesses and churches, displacing about 10,000 people but leading to only one fatality (due to heart attack).

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Written By: nally on 05/27/17 at 10:56 am

May 27th 1917 - Pope Benedict XV promulgates the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive codification of Catholic canon law in the legal history of the Catholic Church.

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Written By: hot_wax on 05/30/17 at 2:54 am


May 12th 1908 - Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B. Stubblefield.


There was a post on facebook today of a woman who was celebrating her 122d birthday today 5/29/17, born 1896 twelve years before the that patent was granted and before the first airplane flight and many other firsts of the 20th century... Amazing! 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/17 at 4:05 am


There was a post on facebook today of a woman who was celebrating her 122d birthday today 5/29/17, born 1896 twelve years before the that patent was granted and before the first airplane flight and many other firsts of the 20th century... Amazing! 
That news must old or fake for the world's oldest person (and verified) is Violet Brown, born 10 March 1900, a Jamaican supercentenarian who, at the age of 117 years, 77 days, is the oldest verified living person in the world since the death of Emma Morano on 15 April 2017.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/30/17 at 6:09 pm


That news must old or fake for the world's oldest person (and verified) is Violet Brown, born 10 March 1900, a Jamaican supercentenarian who, at the age of 117 years, 77 days, is the oldest verified living person in the world since the death of Emma Morano on 15 April 2017.

I think so too; besides, 1896 was only 121 years ago.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/30/17 at 6:09 pm

On topic: Alexander I became king of Greece on 30 May 1917.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/17 at 4:24 am

June 23rd 1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/17 at 10:50 pm

June 23rd 1917 - Molla Bjurstedt won the women's U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title for the third straight year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/17 at 11:29 pm

June 23rd 1917 - Ernie Shore (Boston Red Sox) replaced Babe Ruth and retired all 26 batters he faced. Ruth had been ejected from the game.

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Written By: nally on 07/28/17 at 12:04 pm

July 28th 1917: The Silent Parade -- a silent protest march 8,000 to 10,000 African Americans along Fifth Avenue starting at 57th Street in New York City -- took place.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Parade

The "Doodle" on the Google homepage today shows it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 1:07 pm

August 18th 1917 – A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 3:55 am

August 22nd 1917 - Pittsburgh Pirates play fourth straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 4:50 pm

September 1st 1917 - The US government prohibits gold exports.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 6:12 am

September 2nd 1917 - Grover Cleveland Alexander (Philadelphia Phillies) pitched and won two entire games of a doubleheader versus Brooklyn (5-0 and 9-3).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 12:07 pm

September 4th 1917 - The American expeditionary force in France suffered its first fatalities in World War I.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 11:10 am

October 4th 1917 – World War I: The Battle of Broodseinde is fought between the British and German armies in Flanders.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 8:48 am

October 6th 1917 - The US Trading with the Enemy Act becomes law, giving the US President authority to ban holding of gold and silver coins and other objects.

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Written By: nally on 10/12/17 at 7:51 am

October 12th 1917: In the First World War, New Zealand troops suffered more than 2,000 casualties, including more than 800 deaths, in the First Battle of Passchendaele, making it the nation's largest loss of life in one day. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 3:46 pm

October 13th 1917 – The "Miracle of the Sun" is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 7:05 am

October 15th 1917 – World War I: At Vincennes outside Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for the German Empire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 7:34 am

October 15th 1917 - Chicago White Sox beat New York Giants, four games to two in 14th World Series.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/15/17 at 7:35 am


October 15th 1917 - Chicago White Sox beat New York Giants, four games to two in 14th World Series.

It would be the last title for the White Sox until 2005.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 9:13 am

October 24th 1917 – Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat by the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany on the Austro-Italian front of World War I (lasts until 19 November - also called Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 12:07 pm

October 24th 1917 – Bolshevik Red Guards began takeover of buildings in Russia, among the first events associated with the October Revolution.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 7:28 am

October 25th 1917 - The Bolsheviks (Communists) under Vladimir Ilyich Lenin seized power in Russia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 2:36 pm

October 31st 1917 – World War I: Battle of Beersheba: The "last successful cavalry charge in history".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 5:00 am

November 2nd 1917 - Effective this date, US postage letter rate is increased from 2 cents to 3 cents, with 1 cent as a war tax.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 9:39 am

November 2nd 1917 - First US soldiers killed in combat in Great War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 1:10 pm

November 2nd 1917 - Lansing-Ishii Agreement: US recognizes Japan's privileges in China.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 3:52 pm

November 2nd 1917 – The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities".

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Written By: nally on 11/05/17 at 5:31 pm

November 5th 1917: October Revolution: In Tallinn, Estonia, Communist leader Jaan Anvelt leads revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government (As Estonia and Russia are still using the Julian calendar, subsequent period references show an October 23 date).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 5:17 am

November 8th 1917 – The first Council of People's Commissars is formed, including Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/17 at 2:03 pm

November 10th 1917 - 41 suffragists were arrested in front of the White House.

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Written By: nally on 11/20/17 at 11:04 am

November 20th 1917 - In the First World War, The Battle of Cambrai began with British forces having initial success over Germany's Hindenburg Line.

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Written By: nally on 12/06/17 at 12:35 pm

December 6th 1917: Finland declared its independence from Russia.

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Written By: nally on 01/08/18 at 11:19 am

January 8th 1918: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/18 at 7:25 am

A very important anniversary today...

February 6th 1918 – British women over the age of 30 who meet minimum property qualifications, get the right to vote when Representation of the People Act 1918 is passed by Parliament.

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Written By: TwilightPrince16 on 02/08/18 at 9:26 pm

February 8th, 1918

"Stars & Stripes,", weekly US armed forces newspaper, 1st published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/18 at 11:07 am

February 21st 1918 – The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Written By: nally on 02/24/18 at 11:33 am

The Estonian Declaration of Independence, also known as the Manifesto to the Peoples of Estonia, is the founding act of the Republic of Estonia from 1918. It is celebrated on 24 February, the National Day or Estonian Independence Day.

Therefore today is the 100th anniversary of Independence in Estonia.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 03/31/18 at 2:39 pm

March 31st 1918: Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.

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Written By: Dr. Mario on 03/31/18 at 11:03 pm

April 1, 1918 - the British Royal Air Force (RAF) is formed as an amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). The RAF took its place beside the British navy and army as a separate military service with its own ministry.

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Written By: nally on 05/02/18 at 11:44 am

May 2nd 1918: General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/18 at 8:38 am

May 4th 1918 - New York Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Boston Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 1:24 pm

May 15th 1918 - Washington Senators' Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18-inning game.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/26/18 at 10:57 am

May 26th 1918: The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/18 at 2:18 pm

June 10th 1918 – The Austro-Hungarian battleship SMS Szent István sinks off the Croatian coast after being torpedoed by an Italian MAS motorboat; the event is recorded by camera from a nearby vessel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/18 at 5:26 am

August 13th 1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha May Johnson is the first woman to enlist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/18 at 10:24 am

August 15th 1918 - First full length cartoon (The Sinking of the Lusitania).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/18 at 5:18 pm

September 15th 1918 – World War I: Allied troops break through the Bulgarian defenses on the Macedonian Front.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 4:21 pm

September 26th 1918 - During World War I, the Meuse-Argonne offensive against the Germans began. It was the final Allied offensive on the western front.

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Written By: nally on 09/29/18 at 10:46 am

September 29th 1918: During World War One, Bulgaria signs the Armistice of Salonica.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 12:50 am

October 30th 1918 – The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 5:56 pm

October 31st 1918 – World War I: Dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 4:50 pm

November 1st 1918 – Western Ukraine gains independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 3:27 pm

November 7th 1918 - During World War I, a false report through the United Press announced that an armistice had been signed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/18 at 12:08 pm

November 11th 1918 - World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed an armistice. This day became recognized as Veteran's Day in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 10:10 am

November 14th 1918 – Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 6:12 pm

November 21st 1918 – A pogrom takes place in Lwów (now Lviv); over three days, at least 50 Jews and 270 Ukrainian Christians are killed by Poles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 11:55 am

November 23rd 1918 – Heber J. Grant succeeds Joseph F. Smith as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/01/18 at 8:52 am


November 11th 1918 - World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed an armistice. This day became recognized as Veteran's Day in the United States.

O0

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Written By: nally on 12/01/18 at 8:53 am

December 1st 1918: With the signing of the Act of Union, Denmark recognized the Kingdom of Iceland as a fully sovereign state in personal union with Denmark through a common monarch.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 1:24 pm

December 14th 1918 - For the first time in Britain women (over 30) voted in a General Election.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/18 at 4:45 am

December 16th 1918 - Jack Dempsey knocks out Carl Morris in 14 seconds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 12:26 pm

December 19th 1918 - Robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column in "The New York Globe".

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Written By: nally on 12/19/18 at 12:30 pm


December 19th 1918 - Robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column in "The New York Globe".

Aha, so THAT'S how/when it all got started. O0

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 12:33 pm


Aha, so THAT'S how/when it all got started. O0
There is a Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum here in London. Never been in it, but walked past it many a time.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/07/19 at 12:43 pm


There is a Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum here in London. Never been in it, but walked past it many a time.

O0

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/07/19 at 12:43 pm

January 7th 1919: Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.

Subject: Re: 100 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/18/19 at 11:36 am

January 18th 1919: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France. Also, Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.

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