This Year - Irealnd Founding of Irish Transport Workers' Union (later becomes the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union)
This Year - Revolution by "young Turks" under Ottomans
This Year - Austria-Hungary used power given to it at the Berlin Conference to annex Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This Year - Oil was discovered in southwestern Iran.
This Year - Gideon Sundback invents the zipper.0195069072
This Year - 89 black Americans are known to have been lynched.
This Year - Henry Ford introduces his Model T automobile. By
This Year - Death of Chinese empress dowager Cixi and of the Guangxu emperor
01 - 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square.
02 - Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa.
04 - Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70.
09 - Muir Woods National Monument, Calif established.
09 - Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium.
16 - Pinnacles National Monument, Calif established.
21 - NYC regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in public.
23 - US & Great-Britain demand end of abuses in Congo.
24 - Gen Baden-Powell starts Boy-Scouts.
29 - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates.
03 - Supreme Court rules a union boycott violates Sherman Antitrust Act.
10 - Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title.
12 - Anna Jeanes bequeaths $1,000,000 to Swarthmore to become all female.
12 - NY to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel.
17 - Geronimo, Apache chief, dies at about 79.
18 - 1st US postage stamps in rolls issued.
25 - 1st tunnel under Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens.
27 - Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma.
28 - Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran.
29 - Dutch scientists produce solid helium.
04 - Collingwood Ohio primary school catches fire; 180 die.
05 - 1st ascent of Mt Erebus, Antarctica.
07 - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles".
08 - Dutch utopist Frederick of Eden speaks in Carnegie Hall, NY.
08 - Collingwood Elementary, Cleveland, burns, kills 173 kids & 2 teachers.
11 - Peter Milne, composer, dies at 83.0394555090
17 - Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.
17 - Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Burns KOs Roche in 88 seconds).
02 - Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday.
12 - Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts.
13 - Sports Groundbreaking on Philadelphia's Shibe Park (home of A's & Phillies).
18 - Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title.
20 - Sports 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2.
21 - Frederick A Cook falsely claims to have reached North Pole).
24 - Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m.
10 - Philadelphia 1st Mother's Day observed.
12 - Wireless Radio Broadcasting is patented by Nathan B Stubblefield.
21 - 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago.
23 - Aviation Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die.
30 - Aldrich Vineland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System.
30 - US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah authorized.
30 - 1st federal workmen's compensation law approved.
01 - John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of US, which took 357 days.
02 - Redvers H Buller, English general, dies at 68.
10 - Aviation 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens.
12 - Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC).
13 - Sports Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title.
30 - Giant fireball impacts in Siberia (Tunguska Event) (Enckes comet?).
02 - Illinois Many were killed and wounded in a race riot in Abraham Lincoln's home town of Springfield.
03 - Joel Chandler Harris, created Uncle Remus, dies at 59.
06 - Robert Peary's expedition sails from NYC for north pole.
10 - H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269C).
26 - Predecessor of the FBI is created by the Department of Justice.
30 - Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris.
14 - Race riot in Springfield Illinois.
20 - Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo.0195059123
24 - Sports Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title.
25 - National Association of Colored Nurses, forms.
02 - Sports Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title.
09 - Aviation Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va.
09 - Russia takes part of Poland.
12 - Winston Churchill marries Clementine Hozier.
16 - William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc.
17 - Aviation Thomas E Selfridge, earlier US aviator, becomes 1st fatality of powered flight
22 - Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey).
23 - University of Alberta opens.
01 - Henry Ford introduces Model T car (costs $825).
01 - 1st Dutch electric railway in use (Rotterdam-The Hague).
05 - Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey, Ferdinand I becomes Tsar.
06 - Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina.
07 - Crete revolts against Turkey & aligns with Greece.
07 - Serbia & Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact.
14 - Sports Baseball Writers Association of America, forms.
24 - Billy Murray hits the charts with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game".
04 - Brooklyn Academy of Music, opens in NYC.
07 - Dutch capture Venezuelan navy.
10 - 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room.
14 - Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light.
16 - Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera.
28 - 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa.
02 - Pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 3.
04 - Haiti Haiti's president-General Alexis Nord flees from military coup.
05 - 1st football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh).
16 - 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH).
28 - Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy, killing nearly 80,000.
29 - Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc.
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