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					The Decade Timeline
1910

      Union of South Africa established
      Japan annexes Korea
      Revolution overthrows Portuguese monarchy
      Boy Scouts of America and Campfire Girls are founded
      Radon discovered
      Deaths of Edward VII, nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale,
       writers Mark Twain, O. Henry and Tolstoy and painter
       William Holman Hunt

1911

      "Agadir crisis" brings France and Germany to the brink of
       wa.
      Manchu dynasty overthrown in China and a republic
       established
      Triangle Shirtwaist fire leads to reforms in building codes and
       labor laws
      First electric self-starter for automobiles
      First air conditioner invented
      Italy annexes Libya
      Amundsen beats Scott to the South Pole
      Assassination of Russian Premier Peter Stolypin
      Deaths of composer Mahler and writer/librettist W.S.Gilbert

1912
      U.S. Public Health Service is established
      Arizona becomes the 48th state
      Albania declares its independence
      Woodrow Wilson elected as U.S. president
      Sinking of the Titanic
      First use of zippers in clothing

1913

      Panama Canal completed (joins Atlantic and Pacific Ocean)
      Ford Motor Company introduces moving assembly line

1914

      Ireland on the brink of civil war
      Outbreak of World War I
      Anglo-French forces halt German advance at Battle of the
       Marne
      U.S. Federal Trade Commission established
      Panama Canal opens

1915

      First use of poison gas in warfare
      Liner Lusitania sunk by German U-boat
      Japan’s "Twenty-One Demands"? an attempt to reduce China
       to a protectorate
      Deaths of poet Rupert Brooke and educator Booker T.
       Washington

1916

      Battle of Jutland — major naval engagement of World War I
      Battle of the Somme
      First use of tanks in war
      Abortive " Easter Uprising" in Dublin
      Arab revolt against Ottoman rule
      Albert Einstein proposes General Theory of Relativity
      Woodrow Wilson reelected as U.S. president
      Deaths of writers Henry James and Jack London

1917

      The United States enters World War I
      Revolution in Russia forces tsar’s abdication
      Italian armies collapse at Caporetto
      Finland proclaims independence
      Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. territory
      Deaths of showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody, painter Edgar
       Degas and sculptor Auguste Rodin

1918

      Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ends war between Bolshevik Russia
       and Central Powers
      Civil war in Russia leads to murder of tsar and his family
      President Woodrow Wilson proposes Fourteen Points, a plan
       for world peace
      Austria becomes a Republic
      T.E. Lawrence leads Arabs into Damascus
      Germany accepts terms of Allied armistice
      Deaths of composer Claude Debussy, and poet Joyce Kilmer

1919

      Communist rising crushed in Germany
      Treaty of Versailles signed in Paris (ends WW1)
      Amritsar massacre — British forces kill unarmed Indian
       demonstrators
      First airline links established (between London and Paris)
      Alcock and Brown fly the Atlantic nonstop
      Paris Peace Conference redraws European frontiers
      Worldwide influenza epidemic
      White Sox' scandal

Inventions

    There were many new inventions in the 1910’s some of them I
can’t imagine living without. One thing that is very important is the
telephone and traffic light. Another thing that was invented was the
refrigerator. Can you imagine life without a fridge? This one is really
funny, the zipper. There were many different inventions. See if you
can find some more.
The Sinking of the Titanic

   The Titanic was the unsinkable ship,
so they said. On April 14, 1912
enormous icebergs were sighted in the
direct path of the Titanic, but little did
they know one of the icebergs was going
to kill the majority of them. By 11:40
p.m. the iceberg had then done the
damage, by scraping the edge. The
Titanic's bow was under at 2:17am .
Seeing chaos all over and panicked faces
was a tragedy its self. At three am the
Titanic had totally vanished. Newspaper
headlines were screaming again and were
ubiquitous. The sinking of the Titanic
was a major event of the second decade.
                         Facts about the Titanic
  Capacity was 3,547
                              1,500 gallons milk          4,500 soup bowls
  people
                              1,200 quarts cream          1,500 coffee saucers
  Length was 882.9 feet
                              6,000 lbs butter            500 salad bowls
  Width was 92.5 feet
                              15,000 bottles of Ales      6,000 tablecloths
  Wieght was 46,328 tons
                              1,000 wine bottles          45,000 table napkins
  There were 20 life boats
                              57,600 pieces of crockery   2,000 wine glasses
  705 people survived
                              29,000 glassware            1,200 teapots
  329 First Class survivors
                              12,000 dinner plates        2,000 salt shakers
  36,000 apples
                              2,500 breakfast plates      8,000 dinner forks
  36,000 oranges
                              5,500 ice cream bowls       7,500 blankets
  1,000 lb of grapes



The Great War
                          A shocking event took place along with
                          many others in the 1910’s. This event
                          changed history forever. Can you guess what
                          event we're talking about? If you haven’t
                          caught on yet it’s the Great War, otherwise
                          known as World War I. WWI sent graves for
                          more than 100,000 American soldiers. To
                          begin the war, Germany invaded France,
                          Belgium and Luxembourg. The war first
                          started in August of 1914. The U.S. got
                          involved in 1917, when they declared war
                          with Germany. There were two major
groups, one group would be Germany, Italy, and Austria/Hungary.
The other major group was France, Russia and Great Britain. The
war started when the leader of Hungary being killed by Serbian
terrorists. After that Hungary declared war on Serbia. Russia and
Serbia were good friends and fought for each other. Germany and
Hungary were good friends and fought for each other also. After that
more and more countries joined the war. The U.S. join the war in
1917 for two different reasons. One reason we joined is because the
Fashions
      Women's fashion industry expanded dramatically after the
invention of the sewing machine in the mid-19th century. By 1910,
the trend towards looser , lighter clothing picked up during this time.
The popularity of sports like tennis helped this trend towards
comfortable fitting clothing. This was a big change from earlier
decades when women wore tight clothing, corsets, padding and
elaborate decoration. Large hats were popular; the hats were usually
floppy and were further softened by feathers. Women also carried
parasols as essential accessories.
   Men's clothing and fashion changed very little from the previous
decades. Men preferred military looks during the war periods. Men
also wore bowler hats as part of their attire.




 Science and Technology
                               New discoveries were made in science.
                             On February 27, 1912, in New York,
                             Wilhelm Roentgen discovered X-rays
                             when doctors removed a nail from a
                             boy's lungs. On November 8, 1911,
                             Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize for
                             chemistry, discovering a new source
                             called radium. No woman had been ever
                             elected to the academe before. Madame
                             Curie, in 1914, opened her own institute
                             dedicated to learning about radioactivity.
                             Marie Curie's hard devotion to
radioactivity earned her fame and fortune around the world. Soon,
her institute earned her success and was finally built in July, 1914.
Sadly, a month later it was abandoned - all the students and workers
had gone to defend their country in the war, known as The Great
War. Ten days after the war had begun, Marie Curie received a
request from the French Minister of War to equip operators for
radiographic work. The use of X-rays to detect injuries in the body
had already started. Marie Curie found ways to equip cars with the
X-ray machines to go where the fighting was. By October, Marie,
her daughter, with an operator were at work converting a car into an
X-ray van. On November 1, radiological car E was was ready and
rolled into action.

				
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