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1910

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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 of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1910

January

  • January - In Greece, the Military League forces parliament and George I of Greece to summon National Assembly to revise Constitution of Greece the Constitution.
  • 10 January - 20 January - In the United States, the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet at Dominguez Field was held near Los Angeles, California. It was the first aviation meet to be held in the USA.
  • 15 January - In the United Kingdom, General Election held in response to the House of Lords' rejection of the 1709 budget results in reduced Liberal Party majority (Liberals, 275 seats; Labour, 40; Irish Nationalists, 82; Unionists (the title then preferred by the British Conservative Party), 273).
  • 16 January - 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.

February

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

March

14 March: gusher vented.
14 March: gusher vented.
  • March - Uprising against Ottoman rule breaks out in Albania.
  • 14 March - Lakeview Gusher vented to atmosphere.
  • 19 March - In the USA, Republicans reduce the powers of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to influence Committee membership.
  • 21 March - Harry Houdini achieved the first controlled powered flight over Australia.
  • 26 March - Norwegian football club Bærum SK is founded.
  • 27 March - Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
  • 30 March - Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.

April

  • April 6 - Wildwood Crest, New Jersey is incorporated as a borough of [Cape May County, New Jersey]
  • 20 April - Comet Halley is visible from Earth.
  • 27 April
    • Louis Botha and James Hertzog ( James Barry Munnik Hertzog) found South Africa Party.
    • British House of Commons passes David Lloyd George's (1709) ' People's Budget' for second time; passed by House of Lords on 28 April.
  • 29 April - Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
6 May: King George V.
6 May: King George V.
May: Comet Halley's tail
May: Comet Halley's tail

May

July

  • 2 July - Demonstrations in France against public executions.
  • 4 July - African-American boxer Jack Johnson defeats American boxer James J. Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States.
  • 22 July - Wireless telegraph sent from SS Montrose results in identification and later arrest and execution of murderer Dr. Hawley Crippen
  • 24 July - James MacGillivray publishes first account of Paul Bunyan in the Detroit News.

August

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

September

  • 1 September - the Vatican introduces a compulsory oath against modernism, to be taken by all priests upon ordination.
  • 16 September - Australian Treasury given authority to issue currency, replacing the use of the British Pound.

October

  • 1 October - 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.
  • 5 October - Portugal becomes a republic. King Manuel II of Portugal flees to England.
  • 10 October - Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity is established at Columbia University.
  • 11 October - Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first president to ride in an airplane.
  • 18 October - Eleutherios Venizelos becomes prime minister of Greece.
  • 23 October - Vajiravudh (Rama VI) is crowned King of Siam, after the death of his father, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).

November

  • 7 November - First air flight for the purpose of delivering commercial freight occurs between Dayton, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio by the Wright BrMore and department store owner Max Moorehouse.
  • 17 November - Ralph Johnstone, a pilot for the Wright Exhibition Team, dies at Denver, Colorado after his machine broke apart in mid air in full view of about 5,000 spectators. Johnstone became the first American pilot to die in the crash of an airplane in the United States.
  • 20 November - Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero denounces President Porfirio Díaz, declares himself president, and calls for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico.
  • 22 November - Sen. Aldrich and A.P. Andrews (Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department), along with many of the country's leading financiers; who together represented about one-sixth of the world's wealth, were witnessed leaving Hoboken, New Jersey on a train together. They later arrived at the Jekyll Island Club to discuss monetary policy and the banking system, an event which some say was the impetus for the creation of the Federal Reserve.
  • 23 November - Last execution in Sweden (by guillotine) - murderer Johan Alfred Ander

December

  • December - British Prime Minister Asquith makes second appeal in the same year to the electorate to resolve 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).
  • 12 December - New York socialite Dorothy Arnold disappears. Her family does not notify the police until six weeks later, after their own investigations fail to produce any results.
  • 16 December
    • Henri Coandă makes first short flight in a plane with a jet engine.
    • In Houndsditch, London, four (Latvian) anarchists shoot three policemen in botched raid on a jewellers - three are arrested, other members of the gang escape but are later (January 1911) cornered in the ' siege of Sidney Street'.
  • 19 December - Edward Douglass White is sworn in as the 9th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court.
  • 31 December - Two of America's premier pioneer aviators were killed on this day. John Moisant in New Orleans. And Wright pilot Arch Hoxsey in Los Angeles.

Undated

Ongoing

Births

1910 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1910
MCMX
Ab urbe condita 2663
Armenian calendar 1359
ԹՎ ՌՅԾԹ
Bahá'í calendar 66 – 67
Berber calendar 2860
Buddhist calendar 2454
Burmese calendar 1272
Byzantine calendar 7418 – 7419
Chinese calendar 己酉年十一月二十日
(4546/4606-11-20)
— to —
庚戌年十一月三十日
(4547/4607-11-30)
Coptic calendar 1626 – 1627
Ethiopian calendar 1702 – 1703
Hebrew calendar 5670 – 5671
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1965 – 1966
 - Shaka Samvat 1832 – 1833
 - Kali Yuga 5011 – 5012
Holocene calendar 11910
Iranian calendar 1288 – 1289
Islamic calendar 1327 – 1329
Japanese calendar Meiji 43
(明治43年)
Korean calendar 4243
Thai solar calendar 2453

January-February

  • 5 January - Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (d. 1949)
  • 6 January - Wright Morris, American photographer and writer (d. 1998)
  • 7 January - Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
  • 8 January - Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian dancer (d. 1998)
  • 11 January - Maurice Buckmaster, head of Special Operations Executive (d.1992)
  • 12 January - Luise Rainer, German-born actress
  • 16 January - Dizzy Dean, baseball player (d. 1974)
  • 21 January - Albert Rosellini, American politician
  • 23 January - Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist (d. 1953)
  • 25 January - Edgar V. Saks, Estonian statesman and historian (d. 1984)
  • 29 January - Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
  • 30 January - C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • 3 February - Robert Earl Jones, American actor and father of James Earl Jones (d. 2006)
  • 5 February - Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
  • 6 February - Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • 9 February - Jacques Monod, French biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1976)
  • 10 February - Georges Pire, Belgian monk, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1969)
  • 13 February - William Shockley, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
  • 15 February - Irena Sendler, Polish humanitarian (d. 2008)
  • 19 February - Dorothy Janis, American actress
  • 27 February - Joan Bennett, American actress (d. 1990)

March-April

  • 1 March
    • Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
    • David Niven, English actor (d. 1983)
  • 3 March - Kittens Reichert, American silent movies child actor (d. 1990)
  • 5 March - Momofuku Ando, Japanese Inventor and Businessman (d. 2007)
  • 9 March - Samuel Barber, American composer (d. 1981)
  • 10 March - Albert Facchiano, Italian-American criminal
  • 11 March - Robert Havemann, German chemist (d. 1982)
  • 13 March - Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
  • 23 March - Akira Kurosawa, Japanese screenwriter, producer, and director (d. 1998)
  • 24 March - Clyde Barrow, American outlaw (d. 1934)
  • 25 March - Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
  • 28 March - Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American librarian (d. 2001)
  • 2 April - Chico Xavier, popular medium in Brazil´s spiritism movement (d. 2002)
  • 10 April
    • Abraham Alexander Ribicoff, American Democratic Party politician (d. 1998)
    • Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999)
    • Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
  • 16 April - Eddie Mayo, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 23 April - Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)

May-June

  • 3 May - Bernard Orchard, British biblical scholar (d. 2006)
  • 6 May - Norman Corwin, American screenwriter
  • 12 May
    • Johan Ferrier, Suriname President
    • Giulietta Simionato, Italian mezzo-soprano
    • Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
    • Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
  • 22 May - Johnny Olson, American game show announcer (d. 1985)
  • 23 May
    • Scatman Crothers, American actor and musician (d. 1986)
    • Artie Shaw, American clarinetist and bandleader (d. 2004)
  • 28 May - T-Bone Walker, American singer (d. 1976)
  • 30 May
    • Harry Bernstein, Jewish author
    • Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
    • Inge Meysel, German actress (d. 2004)
  • 8 June - Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (d. 2003)
  • 10 June - Armen Takhtajan, Soviet-Armenian botanist
  • 11 June - Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer and researcher (d. 1997)
  • 12 June - Bill Naughton, British playwright (d. 1992)
  • 13 June - Mary Whitehouse, British TV campaigner (d. 2001)
  • 14 June - Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (d. 1976)
  • 17 June - H. Owen Reed, American composer
  • 18 June - E.G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 19 June - Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 22 June - Peter Pears, English tenor (d. 1986)
  • 23 June
    • Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (d. 1987)
    • Peaches Browning, American actress (d. 1956)
    • Gordon B. Hinckley, fifteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2008)

July-August

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

September-October

  • 3 September
    • Kitty Carlisle Hart, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
    • Maurice Papon, French Official and Nazi collaborator (d. 2007)
  • 6 September - Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (d. 1976)
  • 10 September - Eric de Maré, architectural photographer (d. 2002)
  • 16 September
    • Erich Kempka, chauffeur and bodyguard of Adolf Hitler (d. 1975)
    • Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 23 September - Elliott Roosevelt, American author and World War II hero (d. 1990)
  • 28 September - Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino politician and resistance leader (d. 1942)
  • 29 September - Virginia Bruce, American actress and singer (d. 1982)
  • 1 October
    • Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (d. 1934)
    • José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (d. 1998)
  • 7 October - Henry P. McIlhenny, American art collector, socialite, philanthropist and the chairman of the Philadelphia Art Museum (d. 1986)
  • 8 October - Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (d. 2003)
  • 10 October - Julius Shulman, American architectural photographer
  • 12 October
    • Bob Sheppard, American announcer
    • Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (d. 1985)
  • 13 October - Otto Joachim, German-born Canadian composer
  • 14 October - John Wooden, American basketball coach
  • 19 October - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 27 October - Jack Carson, Canadian actor (d. 1963)

November-December

  • 8 November - Denis Mahon, British art historian and collector
  • 9 November - Carroll Quigley, American historian, polymath, and theorist of the evolution of civilizations (d.1977)
  • 13 November
    • William Bradford Huie, American journalist, editor, publisher and author (d. 1986)
    • Jean-Marcel Jeanneney, French politician
  • 14 November - Eric Malpass, English novelist (d. 1996)
  • 19 November - Griffith Jones, British actor (d. 2007)
  • 26 November - Cyril Cusack, South African-born actor (d. 1993)
  • 1 December - Alicia Markova, English ballerina (d. 2004)
  • 2 December - Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)
  • 4 December - Ramaswamy Venkataraman, Indian President (1987-2002)
  • 7 December - Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian musician
  • 11 December
    • 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)
  • 15 December - John Hammond, American record producer (d. 1987)
  • 18 December
    • Abe Burrows, American playwright (d. 1985)
    • Eric Tindill, New Zealand cricketer
  • 19 December - Jean Genet, French writer (d. 1986)
  • 29 December
    • 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)
  • 30 December - Paul Bowles, American author (d. 1999)
  • date unknown - Hilda Conkling, child poet (d. 1986)

Deaths

January - March

  • 5 January - Léon Walras, French economist (b. 1834)
  • 27 January - Thomas Crapper, English inventor (b. 1836)
  • 26 March - An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of Japanese resident general (b. 1879)

April - June

  • 21 April - Mark Twain, American novelist (b. 1835)
  • 26 April - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
  • 1 May - Pierre Nord Alexis, President of Haiti (b. 1820)
  • 3 May - Lottie Collins, English singer and dancer (b. 1865)
  • 6 May - King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, eldest son of Queen Victoria (b. 1841)
  • 10 May - Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (b. 1826)
  • 18 May - Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (b. 1821)
  • 27 May - Robert Koch, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1843)
  • 28 May - Kálmán Mikszáth, Hungarian novelist (b. 1847)
  • 29 May - Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (b. 1837)
  • 31 May - Elizabeth Blackwell, first female physician in the United States (b. 1821)

July - September

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

October - December

  • 15 October - Stanley Ketchel, American boxer (murdered) (b. 1886)
  • 17 October - Julia Ward Howe, American abolitionist and poet (b. 1819)
  • 23 October - King Chulalongkorn of Siam (b. 1853)
  • 30 October - Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1828)
  • 6 November - Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (b. 1838)
  • 15 November - Wilhelm Raabe, German writer (b. 1831)
  • 20 November (N.S.) - Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer (b. 1828)
  • 23 November - Hawley Harvey Crippen, American murderer (b. 1862)

Nobel prizes

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