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‘I am not in favor of having government do anything that private citizens can do as good or better.’ William Howard Taft

Ford Model T Roundabout

27th U.S. President Served March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913

1911

COST OF LIVING

Ray Harroun wins the first

James Sherman

Indianapolis 500.

Kingdom on June 22. • Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is sto27th U.S. Vice President len Aug. 21 from the Louvre museum in Served March 4, 1909 – Oct. 10, 1912 Paris by Vincenzo Peruggia; the theft is discovered the following day. • The French Navy ship Liberté explodes World events at anchor in Toulon, France on Sept. 25, • The United States and Canada announced the successful negotiation of their killing around 300 on both ship and the neighbouring area. first reciprocal trade agreement Jan. 26. • Italy declares war on Ottoman Empire • Mexican rebels take Agua Prieta on the on Sept. 29. Sonora–Arizona border on April 13; government troops take the town back April U.S. News 17 when the rebel leader “Red” López is • Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the drunk. • Pancho Villa launches an attack on May USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor Jan. 18, marking the first time 8 against Mexican government troops in an aircraft lands on a ship. Ciudad Juárez without Madero’s permission; the government troops surrender on • The Missouri State Capitol building in May 10. • George V is crowned King of the United

Jefferson City is entirely destroyed by fire after a bolt of lightning strikes the dome Feb. 5. • The United States Army adopts a new service pistol, the M1911 designed by John Browning on March 29. It remains the US service pistol for 74 years. • The record was set for the highest number of immigrants — 11,745 — being processed in a single day through the U.S. Bureau of Immigration station at Ellis Island on April 17. • The United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an “unreasonable” monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act on May 15 and orders the company to be dissolved. • The very first Indianapolis 500 is held May 30, won by Ray Harroun at an average speed of 74.59 miles per hour.

Eugene B. Ely makes the first aircraft landing on a ship in San Francisco Harbor.

Technology

• The first “quasi-official” airmail flight occurs Feb. 17 when Fred Wiseman carries three letters between Petaluma and Santa Rosa, Calif. The first official flight would take place Feb. 18 in India. • IBM is incorporated as the Computing Tabulating Recording Company in New York on June 15. • World’s first combat aerial bombing mission takes place Nov. 1 in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War. Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs. • Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina on Oct. 24, setting a new world record that stands for 10 years. • Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market Nov. 3 to compete with the Ford Model T. • The Upton Machine Company, now Whirlpool Corporation, was founded in St Joseph, MI on Nov. 11.

Movies • • • •

“Dante’s Inferno” “Homer’s Odyssey” “Pinocchio” “The Ne’er-Do-Well”

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“Anna Karenina” “Nell Gwynne” “Flaming Arrows” “The Traitress” “Hamlet” “In the Hands of Impostors”

BORN THIS YEAR: Ronald Reagan, U.S. president (Feb. 6). Above left: Jean Harlow, actress (March 3); Vincent Price, actor (May 27); Ginger Rogers, actress (July 16); Lucille Ball, actress (Aug. 6).

Music

• “Some of These Days,” Sophie Tucker • “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan • “Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine,” Ada Jones & Billy Murray • “I’m Shy Mary Ellen, I’m Shy,” Jack Pleasants • “O Meu Boi Morreu,” Eduardo das Neves • “Turn Your Light Off Mister Moon Man,” Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth • “Let Me Stay & Live in Dixieland,” Charles King & Elizabeth Brice • “Put Your Arms Around Me Honey,” Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan • “I’m Falling in Love with Someone,” John McCormack • “Down by the Old Mill Stream,” Arthur Clough

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