“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Events • The first dropping of the New Year’s ball at Times Square • New York to Paris auto race (via Alaska and Siberia) begins in NYC. George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel. • First U.S. postage stamps in rolls issued • First tunnel under Hudson River opens • The 46th star was added to the U.S. flag for Oklahoma • Cincinnati mayor Mark Breith stood before city council and announced that “women are not physically fit to operate automobiles” • Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday • Frank Gotch wins world heavyweight wrestling championship in two hours • Groundbreaking on Philadelphia’s
Shibe Park (home of the A’s and Phillies) • Frederick A. Cook claims to reach North Pole; he didn’t • Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Murdock become first to travel across U.S. by car. They left L.A. in a Packard and arrived in NYC in 32 days, 5 hours, 25 min.
• Fourth modern Olympic games opens in London • World’s most intense rain shower (2.47” in three minutes) at Portobelo, Panama • First Mother’s Day is observed • Wireless radio broadcasting is patented by Nathan B. Stubblefield • First passenger flight in an airplane • First horror movie (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) premieres in Chicago • Dirigible explodes over San Francisco Bay; 16 passengers fall, none die
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• First federal Workmen’s Compensation law approved • John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of U.S., which took 357 days • Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record four days, 15 hours • Boston’s Cy Young’s second no-hitter; beats New York Highlanders, 8-0 • Carriage maker William Durant founded General Motors Corp. • Henry Ford introduces Model T car • Yankees lose 100th game of year; go 51-103 for season • Billy Murray hits the charts with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” • First Gideon Bible put in a hotel room • Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light • 154 men die in coal mine explosion in Marianna, PA
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