• Flying-Boat Airplane

    The worlds first flying-boat airplane. Desgined by Glenn Curtiss.
  • Titanic Sank

    Titanic sank.
  • Motorized Movie Camera

    Replaced hand cranked cameras.
  • Tank Patented

    Patented by an Australian inventor named De La Mole.
  • Flood in Ohio

    Dayton, Ohio was almost destroyed in a severe flood.
  • U.S. Supporst Mexico

    U.S, sent rifles to the Mexican ambassador in Mexico City and readied U.S. ships to transport troops to fight the rebels.
  • Crossword Puzzle

    The crossword puzzle was invented by Arthur Wynne.
  • Modern Zipper

    The modern zipper was invented Gideon Sunback.
  • First Color Film

    The 1st full color film: "World, Flesh & Devil" was shown in London.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth's 1st professional game as a pitcher was a 6-hit 6-0 win.
  • Morgan Gas Mask

    The gas mask was invented by Garrett A. Morgan.
  • Red Soxs bought Babe Ruth

    The Boston Red Sox purchased Babe Ruth (19) from the Baltimore Orioles for 30 pieces of gold.
  • Les Pual

    Les Paul, guitarist inventor (Les Paul), was born.
  • Federal Trade Commission

    The US Federal Trade Commission was organized
  • Coldest Summer

    The coldest summer on record in the US with temp. averaging 69.53 degrees.
  • World Fair

    San Diego hosted a World’s Fair.
  • U.S. Invaded Cuba

    US invaded Cuba for 3rd time. This time "to end corrupt Menocal regime."
  • Workmans Compensation Act

    The U.S. Congress passed the Workman’s Compensation Act.
  • Equal Pay to Women

    Henry Ford awarded equal pay to women. Industrialist Henry Ford helped lead American war production with the gigantic facility at Willow Run.
  • Us gets money

    People of Denmark voted to sell Danish West Indies to United States for $25 million.
  • U.S. Broke Off Relations with Germany

    The United States broke off diplomatic relations with Germany, which had announced a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. A German submarine sank the U.S. liner Housatonic off coast of Sicily.
  • California was Attacked

    The British steamer California was sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German U-boat.
  • Mexican Border

    American troops were recalled from the Mexican border.
  • 1st U.S. Bank

    The 1st US federal land bank was chartered.
  • First Gas Pipe

    The first gasoline pipeline began operation with 40 miles of three inch pipe from Salt Creek to Casper, Wyoming.
  • Tarzan of the Apes

    "Tarzan of the Apes," 1st Tarzan film, premiered at Broadway Theater. Elmo Lincoln, renamed from Otto Elmo Linkenhelter by D.W. Griffiths, was the first Tarzan in the film "Tarzan of the Apes."
  • Navey Recruiting Women

    The US Navy began recruiting women, the "Yeomanettes," to work as clerks, drafters and recruiters in an attempt to free men for overseas duty.
  • Worst epidemic of the Century

    In the worst global epidemic of the century, influenza (an acute, contagious respiratory viral infection) had been spreading around the world since May. Before it ended in 1919 20 million people were killed worldwide,about 500-600,000 of them in the US. October was the deadliest month and some 195,000 died. It was estimated that 20-40 million people died worldwide.
  • World War One Peace

    The World War I Peace Congress, held to negotiate peace treaties ending World War I, opened in Versailles, France.
  • Strike

    The first stite happend in Seattle and many other pepople started strikes after that.
  • First Jump

    The first jump with an Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute was made by Les Irvin.
  • Passenger Service

    The first U.S. air passenger service started
  • The invention of the traffic light

    The traffic light was invented by William Potts.
  • $150 million Loan

    The United States approved a $150 million loan to Poland, Austria and Armenia to aid in their war with the Russian communists.
  • Negro Baseball League

    1st game of National Negro Baseball League was played in Indianapolis.
  • Cars became cheaper

    Henry Ford invented the firdt car with a combustion engine.
  • Adolf Hitler Became Leader

    Adolf Hitler became the president of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazis).
  • Radio Broadcast

    The first radio broadcast of a baseball game took place in Pittsburgh
  • Signed a Peace Treaty with Germany

    The United States, which never ratified the Versailles Treaty ending World War I, finally signed a peace treaty with Germany.
  • Tower in Park

    In San Francisco a tower was added to the de Young building in Golden Gate Park.
  • Foreign Debt Commission

    The U.S. Congress established the World War Foreign Debt Commission.
  • 1st Airplane Landed

    1st airplane landed at the US Capitol in Washington DC.
  • Stalin

    Stalin was appointed General Secretary of Communist Party.
  • Ku Klux Klan Opened

    The first national congress of the Ku Klux Klan opened. 200,000 members marched in Washington, DC
  • Naval Treaty

    Washington made a Naval Treaty with Japan.
  • Withdrew Troops

    The United States withdrew its last troops from Germany.
  • Gasoline

    Ethyl gasoline was 1st marketed in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Chinchilla Farm

    1st successful chinchilla farm established in US was in LA, Calif.
  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney and his brother Roy O. Disney founded The Disney Company.
  • Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Co. stock was valued at nearly $1 billion.
  • Winter Olympics

    The 1st Winter Olympic games opened in Chamonix, France.
  • Happy Birthday Song

    "Happy Birthday To You" was published by Claydon Sunny.
  • Baseball

    Baseball’s first "colored World Series" was held in Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Warner Brothers

    The Warner Brothers became a public corporation.
  • Mail Special Delivery

    The US Mail Special Delivery increased to $.15 for the guaranteed immediate delivery.
  • Ford's New Plant

    Ford opened a plant in Yokohama, Japan.
  • Hitler Published a Book

    Hitler published "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle). It became the bible for the Nazi Party. The book is filled with anti-Semitic writings, a disdain for morality, worship of power, and the blueprints for world domination.
  • Invention of rocket

    The rocket was invented by Robert H. Goddard. Used during World War One to send wepons overseas.
  • Nazi Party

    The NSDAP (Nazi) party formed in Weimar.
  • 1st Natural Color

    National Geographic took the 1st natural-color undersea photos.
  • Hurricane

    A hurricane hit South Florida killing about 400 people and leaving some 50,000 homeless.
  • Transatlantic Telephone

    Commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London.
  • Al Capone

    In Chicago Al Capone's support allowed Big Bill Thompson to return to the mayor's office. Pledging to clean up Chicago and remove the crooks, Thompson instead turned his attention to the reformers, whom he considered the real criminals.
  • First Nazi Meeting

    Adolf Hitler held the first Nazi meeting in Berlin.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth (24) signed a 3-year contract with the New York Yankees for a guarantee of $70,000 a year, thus becoming baseball’s highest paid player.
  • Scotch Tape was 1st Marketed

    Scotch tape was 1st marketed by 3-M Company.
  • Hitlers National Socialists

    Hitler’s National Socialists won the majority vote in Bavaria.
  • Zeppelin

    The Graf Zeppelin set an airship distance record of 6384 km.
  • John Ringling, (circus entrepreneur)

    John Ringling, circus entrepreneur, purchased some 2,300 artifacts of the Cesnola collection from the NYC Metropolitan Museum at an auction.
  • Niagara Falls

    The United States and Canada reached agreement on joint action to preserve Niagara Falls.
  • 1st adventure comic strip

    "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appeared.
  • medical diathermy machine

    A medical diathermy machine was 1st used in Schenectady, NY.
  • Bingo

    Game of Bingo was invented by Edwin S. Lowe.
  • Increasing Tariffs.

    The U.S. Senate passed a bill increasing tariffs.
  • Twinkies were invented

    Hostess Twinkies were invented by bakery executive James Dewar.
  • Rubber

    The first synthetic rubber was produced.
  • Earthquake

    Earthquake struck Ariano, Italy, and some 1,500 were killed.
  • 1st radar detection

    The 1st radar detection of planes was made at Anacostia, DC.
  • First female in professional baseball player

    Jackie Mitchell became the first female in professional baseball when she signed with the Chattanooga Baseball Club.
  • electric razor

    Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.
  • Ice vending machines

    Ice vending machines were introduced in LA.
  • AT&T

    AT&T began commercial teletype service.