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