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1910

1910
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• January 16 – Constant rains in Paris, France, cause the Seine to overflow its banks, flooding the city. All but one line of the Paris Métro become filled with water, effectively draining water from the city.

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February
• February 8 – The Boy Scouts of America youth organization is incorporated by William D. Boyce. • February 16-18 – The state of Ohio is crippled by a snowstorm. • February 20 – Boutros Ghali, the first native-born prime minister of Egypt, is assassinated.

Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-dayslower Julian calendar).

Events of 1910
January

March

New Year’s Day card (United States) • January – In Greece, the Military League forces Parliament and George I of Greece to summon the National Assembly to revise the Constitution of Greece. • January 10 – January 20 – In the United States, the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet at Dominguez Field is held near Los Angeles, California (the first aviation meet to be held in the USA). • January 15 – The United Kingdom General Election, held in response to the House of Lords’ rejection of the 1909 budget, results in a reduced Liberal Party majority (Liberals, 275 seats; Labour, 40; Irish Nationalists, 82; Unionists [the title then preferred by the British Conservative Party], 273).

March 14: gusher vented. • March – An uprising against Ottoman rule breaks out in Albania. • March 14 – The Lakeview Gusher is vented into the atmosphere. • March 19 – In the United States, Republicans reduce the powers of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to influence committee membership.

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• March 21 – Harry Houdini achieves one of the first powered flights in Australia. • March 26 – The Norwegian football club Bærum SK is founded. • March 27 – A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary kills 312. • March 30 – The Mississippi Legislature founds The University of Southern Mississippi.

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April
• April 6 – Wildwood Crest, New Jersey is incorporated as a borough of Cape May County, New Jersey. • April 20 – Comet Halley is visible from Earth. • April 27 • Louis Botha and James Hertzog (James Barry Munnik Hertzog) found the South Africa Party. • The British House of Commons passes David Lloyd George’s (1909) ’People’s Budget’ for the second time; it is passed by the House of Lords on 28 April. • April 29 – Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.

May: Comet Halley’s tail

May
• May 6 – George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII. • May 11 – The U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana. • May 15 – The FC St. Pauli is founded. • May 16 – The U.S. Congress authorizes the creation of the United States Bureau of Mines. • May 18 – The earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley. • May 25 – In the city of Buenos Aires the centenary of the 25th May Revolution is celebrated . • May 31 – The Union of South Africa is created.

July
• July 2 – Demonstrations erupt in France against public executions. • July 4 – African-American boxer Jack Johnson defeats American boxer James J. Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match, sparking race riots across the United States. • July 22 – A wireless telegraph sent from the S.S. Montrose results in the identification and later arrest and execution of murderer Dr. Hawley Crippen.

May 6: King George V.

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• July 24 – James MacGillivray publishes the first account of Paul Bunyan in the Detroit News.

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November
• November 7 – The first air flight for the purpose of delivering commercial freight occurs between Dayton, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse. The trip was made by Wright pilot Philip Parmalee. • November 17 – Ralph Johnstone, a pilot for the Wright Exhibition Team, dies at Denver, Colorado after his machine breaks apart in mid air in full view of about 5,000 spectators. Johnstone becomes the first American pilot to die in the crash of an airplane in the United States. • November 20 – Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero proclaims the elections of 1910 null and void, and calls for an armed revolution at 6 p.m. against the illegitimate presidency/dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. • November 22 – U.S. Senator Aldrich and A.P. Andrews (Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department), along with many of the country’s leading financiers, who together represent about 1/6 of the world’s wealth, are witnessed leaving Hoboken, New Jersey on a train together. They later arrive at the Jekyll Island Club to discuss monetary policy and the banking system, an event which some say is the impetus for the creation of the Federal Reserve. • November 23 – The last execution in Sweden (by guillotine) is carried out against murderer Johan Alfred Ander.

August
• August 14 – A fire at the World Exhibition in Brussels destroys exhibitions of Britain and France. • August 20 and August 21 – The Great Fire of 1910 wildfire burns about 3 million acres (12,000 km²) in northeast Washington, northern Idaho, and western Montana over 2 days and kills 86 people (believed to be the largest fire in recorded United States history). • August 22 – The Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty is signed. • August 28 – Montenegro is proclaimed an independent kingdom under Nicholas I. • August 29 – Emperor Sunjong of the Korean Empire abdicates and the country’s monarchy is abolished.

September
• September 1 – The Vatican introduces a compulsory oath against modernism, to be taken by all priests upon ordination. • September 16 – The Australian Treasury is given authority to issue currency, replacing the use of the British Pound. • September 16 – Mexico celebrates the centennial of the start of the Independence War.

October
• October 1 – A bomb explodes at the Los Angeles Times building, leaving 21 dead and several injured. James B. McNamara and Joseph J. McNamara are later arrested and sentenced. • October 5 – Portugal becomes a republic; King Manuel II of Portugal flees to England. • October 10 – Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity is established at Columbia University. • October 11 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first president to ride in an airplane. • October 18 – Eleutherios Venizelos becomes prime minister of Greece. • October 20 – The hull of the RMS Olympic is launched at the Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast. • October 23 – Vajiravudh (Rama VI) is crowned King of Siam, after the death of his father, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).

December
• December – British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith makes his second appeal in the same year to the electorate to resolve the battle of wills with the House of Lords (Liberals, 272; Labour, 42; Irish Nationalists, 84; Unionists, 272 – making a majority of 126 for restriction of the powers of the Lords and for Irish Home Rule). • December 12 – New York socialite Dorothy Arnold disappears. Her family does not notify the police until 6 weeks later, after their own investigations fail to produce any results. • December 16 • Henri Coandă makes the first short flight in a plane with a jet engine.

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• In Houndsditch, London, 4 (Latvian) anarchists shoot 3 policemen in botched raid on a jeweller; 3 are arrested, other members of the gang escape but are later (January 1911) cornered in the ’siege of Sidney Street’. • December 19 – Edward Douglass White is sworn in as the 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. • December 31 – Two of America’s premier pioneer aviators are killed on this day: John Moisant in New Orleans, and Wright pilot Arch Hoxsey in Los Angeles.
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Undated
• Foundation of Eastwoodhill Arboretum, Ngatapa, Gisborne, New Zealand by William Douglas Cook • The electric streetcars of AustriaHungary, France, Germany and Great Britain are carrying 6.7 million riders per year. • Karl Lueger retires as mayor of Vienna. • US census shows that 20.9% of the population classed as "Negro" are of mixed race. • Henry Ford sells 10,000 cars.

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January-February
• January 5 – Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (d. 1949) • January 6 – Wright Morris, American photographer and writer (d. 1998) • January 7 – Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas (d. 1994) • January 8 – Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian dancer (d. 1998) • January 11 – Maurice Buckmaster, English head of Special Operations Executive (d.1992) • January 12 – Luise Rainer, German-born actress • January 16 – Dizzy Dean, American baseball player (d. 1974) • January 21 – Albert Rosellini, American politician • January 23 – Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist (d. 1953) • January 25 – Edgar V. Saks, Estonian statesman and historian (d. 1984) • January 29 – Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983) • January 30 – C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000) • February 3 – Robert Earl Jones, American actor and father of James Earl Jones (d. 2006) • February 5 – Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer • February 6 – Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)

Ongoing
• Impressionism in the arts • Wadai War (1909-1911)

Births
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• February 9 – Jacques Monod, French biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1976) • February 10 – Georges Pire, Belgian monk, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1969) • February 13 – William Shockley, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989) • February 15 – Irena Sendler, Polish humanitarian (d. 2008) • February 19 – Dorothy Janis, American actress • February 27 – Joan Bennett, American actress (d. 1990)

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• April 23 – Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)

May-June
• May 3 – Bernard Orchard, British biblical scholar (d. 2006) • May 6 – Norman Corwin, American screenwriter • May 12 • Johan Ferrier, Suriname President • Giulietta Simionato, Italian mezzosoprano • Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996) • Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994) • May 22 – Johnny Olson, American game show announcer (The Price Is Right) (d. 1985) • May 23 • Scatman Crothers, American actor and musician (d. 1986) • Artie Shaw, American clarinetist and bandleader (d. 2004) • May 28 – T-Bone Walker, American singer (d. 1976) • May 30 • Harry Bernstein, British-Jewish author • Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978) • Inge Meysel, German actress (d. 2004) • June 8 – Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (d. 2003) • June 10 – Armen Takhtajan, SovietArmenian botanist • June 11 – Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer and researcher (d. 1997) • June 12 – Bill Naughton, British playwright (d. 1992) • June 13 – Mary Whitehouse, British TV campaigner (d. 2001) • June 14 – Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (d. 1976) • June 17 – H. Owen Reed, American composer • June 18 – E.G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998) • June 19 – Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985) • June 22 – Peter Pears, English tenor (d. 1986) • June 22 – Konrad Zuse, German engineer (d. 1995)

March-April
• March 1 • Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002) • David Niven, English actor (d. 1983) • March 3 – Kittens Reichert, American silent movies child actor (d. 1990) • March 5 – Momofuku Ando, Japanese inventor and businessman (d. 2007) • March 9 – Samuel Barber, American composer (d. 1981) • March 10 – Albert Facchiano, ItalianAmerican criminal • March 11 – Robert Havemann, German chemist (d. 1982) • March 13 – Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (d. 1985) • March 23 – Akira Kurosawa, Japanese screenwriter, producer, and director (d. 1998) • March 24 – Clyde Barrow, American outlaw (d. 1934) • March 25 – Magda Olivero, Italian soprano • March 28 – Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American librarian (d. 2001) • April 2 – Chico Xavier, popular medium in Brazil´s spiritism movement (d. 2002) • April 10 • Abraham Alexander Ribicoff, American Democratic Party politician (d. 1998) • Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999) • Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004) • April 16 • Eddie Mayo, American baseball player (d. 2006) • Berton Roueché, American medical writer, The New Yorker magazine staff writer (d. 1994)

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• June 23 • Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (d. 1987) • Peaches Browning, American actress (d. 1956) • Gordon B. Hinckley, fifteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (d. 2008)

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September-October
• September 3 • Kitty Carlisle Hart, American singer and actress (d. 2007) • Maurice Papon, French official and Nazi collaborator (d. 2007) • September 5 – Leila Mackinlay, née Leila Antionette Sterling (aka Brenda Grey), British romance writer. • September 6 – Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (d. 1976) • September 10 • Betty Neels, English novelist (d. 2001) • Eric de Maré, English architectural photographer (d. 2002) • September 16 • Erich Kempka, German chauffeur and bodyguard of Adolf Hitler (d. 1975) • Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003) • September 23 – Elliott Roosevelt, American author and World War II hero (d. 1990) • September 28 – Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino politician and resistance leader (d. 1942) • September 29 – Virginia Bruce, American actress and singer (d. 1982) • October 1 • Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (d. 1934) • José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (d. 1998) • October 7 – Henry P. McIlhenny, American art collector, socialite, philanthropist and the chairman of the Philadelphia Art Museum (d. 1986) • October 8 – Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (d. 2003) • October 10 – Julius Shulman, American architectural photographer • October 12 • Bob Sheppard, American baseball announcer • Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (d. 1985) • October 13 – Otto Joachim, German-born Canadian composer • October 14 – John Wooden, American basketball coach • October 19 – Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995) • October 23 – Richard Mortensen, Danish painter (d. 1993)

July-August
• July 2 – Lorne Carr, Canadian hockey player (d. 2007) • July 4 – Gloria Stuart, American actress • July 11 – Irene Hervey, American actress (d. 1998) • July 14 • Vincent Brome, English biographer and novelist (d. 2004) • William Hanna, American animator (d. 2001) • July 17 – James Coyne, Canadian Bank of Canada Governor • July 18 – Mamadou Dia, Senegal Prime Minister (d. 2009) • July 29 – Julien Gracq, French author (d. 2007) • July 30 – Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003) • August 4 – Anita Page, American actress (d. 2008) • August 7 – Lucien Hervé, Hungarian-born French photographer (d. 2007) • August 10 • Aldo Buzzi, Italian architect, director and screenwriter • Ruby Keeler, American actress and dancer (d. 1993) • August 12 • Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970) • Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006) • August 14 • Willy Ronis, American photographer • Pierre Schaeffer, French composer (d. 1995) • August 23 – Lonny Frey, American baseball player • August 25 – Dorothea Tanning, American artist • August 26 – Mother Teresa, Albanian nun and humanitarian, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1997) • August 28 – Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

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• October 27 – Jack Carson, Canadian actor (d. 1963)

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• December 30 – Paul Bowles, American author (d. 1999) • date unknown – Hilda Conkling, American child poet (d. 1986)

November-December
• November 8 – Denis Mahon, British art historian and collector • November 9 – Carroll Quigley, American historian, polymath, and theorist of the evolution of civilizations (d.1977) • November 13 • William Bradford Huie, American journalist, editor, publisher and author (d. 1986) • Jean-Marcel Jeanneney, French politician • November 14 – Eric Malpass, English novelist (d. 1996) • November 19 – Griffith Jones, British actor (d. 2007) • November 26 – Cyril Cusack, South African-born actor (d. 1993) • December 1 – Alicia Markova, English ballerina (d. 2004) • December 2 – Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper’s Magazine (d. 1991) • December 4 – R. Venkataraman, Indian President (1987-2002) (d. 2009) • December 7 – Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian musician • December 11 • Mildred Cleghorn, chairwoman of the Fort Sill Apache tribe (d. 1997) • Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (d. 1937) • Hari Singh, Inspector General of Forests of India d. 2003) • December 15 – John Hammond, American record producer (d. 1987) • December 18 • Abe Burrows, American playwright (d. 1985) • Eric Tindill, New Zealand cricketer • December 19 – Jean Genet, French writer (d. 1986) • December 29 • Frank Abbandando, American gangster (d. 1942) • Michel Aflaq, Syrian political theorist, founder of Ba’athism (d. 1989) • Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate • Konsta Jylhä, Finnish violinist (d. 1984)

Deaths
January – March
• January 4 – Leon Delagrange, pioneer aviator (b. 1873) • January 5 – Léon Walras, French economist (b. 1834) • January 25 – Lotta Faust, Broadway actress in original production of The Wizard of Oz (b. 1880) • January 27 – Thomas Crapper, English inventor (b. 1836) • February 23 – Vera Komissarzhevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1864) • March 10 – Karl Lueger, Vienna’s mayor (d. 1844) • March 26 – An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of a Japanese resident general (b. 1879) • March 27 – Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, American scientist, son of Louis Agassiz (b. 1835)

April – June
• April 16 – Julien Dupré, French artist (b. 1851) • April 21 – Mark Twain,(pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens), American writer (b. 1835) • April 26 – Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832) • May 1 – Pierre Nord Alexis, President of Haiti (b. 1820) • May 3 – Lottie Collins, English singer and dancer (b. 1865) • May 6 – King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, eldest son of Queen Victoria (b. 1841) • May 10 – Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (b. 1826) • May 18 – Pauline Viardot, French mezzosoprano and composer (b. 1821) • May 27 – Robert Koch, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1843) • May 28 – Kálmán Mikszáth, Hungarian novelist (b. 1847) • May 29 – Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (b. 1837)

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• May 31 – Elizabeth Blackwell, first female physician in the United States (b. 1821) • June 5 – O. Henry, (pseudonym of William Sydney Porter), American novelist (b. 1862)

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• October 30 – Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1828) • November 6 – Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (b. 1838) • November 15 – Wilhelm Raabe, German writer (b. 1831) • November 17 – Ralph Johnstone, American aviator (b. 1886) • November 20 (N.S.) – Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer (b. 1828) • November 23 – Hawley Harvey Crippen, American murderer (b. 1862) • December 31 – John Moisant, American aviator (b. 1868) • December 31 – Arch Hoxsey, American aviator (b. (1884)

July – September
• July 4 – Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (b. 1835) • July 5 – Melville Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1833) • July 12 – Charles Stewart Rolls, British aviator and automobile manufacturer (b. 1877) • July 19 – Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer (b. 1812) • August 13 – Florence Nightingale, English nurse (b. 1820) • August 26 – William James, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1842) • September 2 – Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844) • September 17 – Hormuzd Rassam, Iraqi archaeologist (b. 1826) • September 27 – George Chavez, Peruvian aviator, (b. 1887)

Nobel prizes
• • • • Chemistry – Otto Wallach Literature – Paul Heyse Medicine – Albrecht Kossel Peace – Permanent International Peace Bureau • Physics – Johannes Diderik van der Waals

October – December
• October 15 – Stanley Ketchel, American boxer (murdered) (b. 1886) • October 17 – Julia Ward Howe, American abolitionist and poet (b. 1819) • October 23 – King Chulalongkorn of Siam (b. 1853)

Notes
[1] "Calendar in year 1910 (Russia)" (Julian on Friday), webpage: Julian-1910 (Russia used the Julian calendar until 1919).

External links=
• Year 1910 www.nineteenten.co.uk

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