A ballet called ‘The Firebird’ by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky opened in Paris earning worldwide fame. In May of 1910, astronomers predicted the end of the world, as we know with a prediction that the earth was to pass through the tail of Halley’s Comet and poisonous gasses would wipe out the population.


It was in 1910 that the Mexican revolution started, ending the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. The revolution was of many groups led by revolutionaries including, Francisco Madero, Pancho Villa, Pascual Orozco and Emiliano Zapata. These revolutionaries steered Mexico through the conflict that lasted into the 1930s. In 1917, a constitution was drafted and formalized and took into account the reforms of the various groups in the revolution.

On October 21, a bomb exploded in the Los Angeles times building killing 21 people and left scores injured. The then publisher of the LA Times, Harrison Otis who was opposed to workers unions had a conviction that one of the unions in LA was responsible for the bombing. He hired one of the best private detective, William J. Burns. Burns secured evidence pitting the treasurer of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers Union, John J. McNamara as being responsible for the bombing.

Four days later, on 25 October 1910, the first African-American heavyweight-boxing champion was defeated in a car race by Barney Oldfield. No fighter would challenge Johnson for his title, and so he had turned to car racing. The race took longer than expected due to bad weather and that the American Auto Association had refused to issue licenses to black drivers.

As the year ended, a plague resembling pneumonia swept through China and wiped out over 40, 000 of the nation’s population. It was also in this year that Henry Ford sold 10,000 vehicles.

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Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1910

Peace Prize

  • International Peace Bureau


  • Paul Heyse


  • Johannes Diderik van der Waals


  • Otto Wallach

Physiology or Medicine

  • Albrecht Kossel
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Music charts

Which were the top hits of 1910?

Top #1 songs in the USA


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Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle

Directed by: Will Vinton



Nelson-Wolgast Fight

Nelson-Wolgast Fight

The Squatter's Daughter

The Squatter's Daughter

Directed by: Bert Bailey

Starring: Olive Wilton, Bert Bailey, Edmund Duggan, J.H. Nunn

The Sanitarium

The Sanitarium

Directed by: Tom Santschi

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Nick Cogley, George Hernandez, Hobart Bosworth

Popular names

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1910?


  • 01 Jan Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs.
  • 03 Jan British miners strike for 8 hour working day.
  • 06 Jan The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
  • 07 Jan Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
  • 10 Jan Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th Steet New York City, New York.
  • 13 Jan The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
  • 15 Jan Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, US, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft (99 m).
  • 19 Jan Germany and Bolivia ends commerce / friendship treaty
  • 20 Jan Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in two for the Stanley Cup (second of 1910).
  • 21 Jan British-Russian military intervention in Persia.
  • 22 Jan Opera Germania, premieres in New York City
  • 25 Jan Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem.
  • 26 Jan Heavy rains cause floods in Paris.
  • 01 Feb Dragoumis government forms in Greece.
  • 08 Feb Boy Scouts of America incorporated and chartered (William D Boyce-Chicago).
  • 20 Feb Boutros Ghali, the first native-born prime minister of Egypt, is assassinated.
  • 25 Feb Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies.
  • 01 Mar An avalanche of snow hits two trains stranded for seven days outside the Cascade Tunnel below Stevens Pass, near Wellington, Washington, USA, killing 96. Deadliest avalanche in US history.
  • 02 Mar 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die
  • 05 Mar Stanley Cup: MontrTal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1.
  • 08 Mar Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris France becomes first licensed female pilot.
  • 09 Mar The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
  • 10 Mar Pittsburgh Courier, begins publishing.
  • 11 Mar Jack Hobbs first Test ton (187 versus South Africa), his only Test hit wicket.
  • 12 Mar Stanley Cup: MontrTal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3.
  • 14 Mar Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
  • 16 Mar Barney Oldfield sets land speed record of 131.7 mph at Daytona.
  • 17 Mar DHC soccer team forms in Delft Netherlands.
  • 26 Mar US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers and the sick.
  • 27 Mar A fire during a barn-dance in Okoritofulpos, Hungary, kills 312.
  • 28 Mar 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • 30 Mar The Mississippi Legislature founds The University of Southern Mississippi.
  • 31 Mar Six North Staffordshire Pottery towns federate to form modern Stoke-on-Trent.
  • 01 Apr Dumitru Dan (Romania) completed a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk.
  • 12 Apr The SMS Zrinyi, one of the last pre-dreadnoughts built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.
  • 14 Apr President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
  • 19 Apr 14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4.
  • 20 Apr Cleveland Indians Addie Joss second no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0.
  • 21 Apr Cleveland Naps play first game at League Park, lose to Detroit Tigers 5-0.
  • 23 Apr International Exhibition opens in Brussels.
  • 24 Apr German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms.
  • 27 Apr Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights.
  • 29 Apr Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam.
  • 30 Apr Cleveland Indians pitcher Addie Joss wins second no-hitter beating Chicago White Sox.
  • 04 May Canadian parliament accept creation of Royal Canadian Navy.
  • 06 May King George V ascends to British throne.
  • 07 May 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6.
  • 10 May 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4.
  • 11 May US President William Taft signs a bill into law establishing Glacier National Park, the nation's 10th national park.
  • 12 May 2nd NAACP conference (NYC)
  • 14 May Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins.
  • 16 May US Bureau of Mines forms.
  • 17 May Canada sets the designs for the 1- through 50-cent coins.
  • 18 May The earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley.
  • 19 May Cleveland Indian Cy Young gets his 500th win, beats Washington 5-4 in 11 innings.
  • 30 May 44th Belmont Stakes: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22.
  • 31 May Cape of Good Hope becomes part of the Union of South Africa.
  • 01 Jun SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • 02 Jun Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea.
  • 09 Jun Passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
  • 12 Jun PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
  • 13 Jun William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia.
  • 17 Jun Aurel Vlaicu performed the first flight of A. Vlaicu nr. 1.
  • 19 Jun 1st airship in service Germany
  • 22 Jun The DELAG Zeppelin dirigible, ''Deutschland'', makes the first commercial passenger flight from Friedrichshafen to Düsseldorf in Germany. The flight takes nine hours.
  • 24 Jun 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St. Andrews Scot
  • 25 Jun Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
  • 26 Jun 24th US Womens Tennis: H Hotchkiss Wightman beats L Hammond (64 62)
  • 30 Jun Russia absorbs Finland
  • 01 Jul White Sox Park (Comiskey Park) opens with 2-0 loss to Browns
  • 04 Jul Jack Johnson KOs James J Jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 09 Jul Walter Brookins becomes first to pilot an airplane to one mile altitude.
  • 10 Jul Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park opens, visiting Saint Louis Browns win 2-0.
  • 19 Jul Cy Young registers his 500th career victory
  • 20 Jul Former Dutch Premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
  • 22 Jul A wireless telegraph sent from the results in the identification, arrest and execution of murderer Dr. Hawley Crippen.
  • 24 Jul Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
  • 29 Jul JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
  • 31 Jul Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
  • 06 Aug New York City Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
  • 08 Aug The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
  • 09 Aug Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
  • 14 Aug 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC.
  • 20 Aug US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
  • 22 Aug Korea is 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.
  • 23 Aug Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
  • 25 Aug 30th US Mens Tennis: Wm Larned beats Thomas Bundy (61 57 60 68 61)
  • 27 Aug Using 20,137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • 28 Aug Montenegro is proclaimed an independent kingdom under Nicholas I.
  • 29 Aug Japan changes Korea's name to Chosen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
  • 01 Sep The Vatican introduces a compulsory oath against modernism, to be taken by all priests upon ordination.
  • 05 Sep Jack Coombs begins a record streak of 53 shutout innings
  • 06 Sep Saskatchewan (then Regina) Roughriders football club formed.
  • 10 Sep Great Idaho Fire destroys three million acres of timber.
  • 12 Sep Gustav Mahlers 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
  • 13 Sep Regina Rugby Club forms
  • 15 Sep Boers and Afrikaners win 1st general elections in Union of South-Africa
  • 18 Sep 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male / female suffrage
  • 22 Sep Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
  • 01 Oct Explosion at LA Times kills 21
  • 02 Oct Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
  • 04 Oct Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England.
  • 05 Oct Portugal overthrows its monarchy and declares itself a republic.
  • 06 Oct Braves beat Philadelphia Phillies 20-7.
  • 11 Oct Former 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.
  • 14 Oct The English aviator Claude Grahame-White lands his Farman Aircraft biplane on Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, D.C..
  • 15 Oct Airship America launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
  • 18 Oct Edward Forster publishes Howards End
  • 20 Oct Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
  • 22 Oct Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • 23 Oct Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight
  • 29 Oct Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game.
  • 06 Nov SDAP / NVV initiate campaign for general males / female suffrage
  • 07 Nov The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
  • 10 Nov The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.
  • 14 Nov 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 20 Nov Revolution breaks out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero.
  • 21 Nov Sailors onboard Brazil's most powerful military units, including the brand-new warships Minas Geraes, Sao Paulo, and Bahia, violently rebel in what is now known as the Revolta da Chibata (Revolt of the Lash).
  • 22 Nov Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs.
  • 23 Nov Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
  • 26 Nov 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
  • 28 Nov Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.
  • 29 Nov The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest E. Sirrine.
  • 03 Dec Neon lights, first publically seen (Paris Auto Show).
  • 09 Dec French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir.
  • 10 Dec JD Van de Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics.
  • 21 Dec Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies.
  • 22 Dec US postal savings stamps first issued.
  • 31 Dec US tobacco industry produced 9 billion cigarettes in 1910