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  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
    Near closing time, a fire broke out on the top floors of this building. The doors were chained shut to prevent workers from taking breaks. The fire escape collapsed from too many people and the death count was 146, mostly young girls.
  • Woodrow Wilson Elected President

    Woodrow Wilson Elected President
    There were 4 candidates for the election of 1912; Taft, Roosevelt, Debs, and Wilson. Wilson won by only a 42% popular vote because the Republicans split between Roosevelt and Taft.
  • The Titanic Sinks

    The Titanic Sinks
    The "Unsinkable" strikes an iceburg durings its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. It sinks and takes with it over 1500 lives.
  • Mass Production of the Model-T

    Mass Production of the Model-T
    Henry Ford developed the assembly line and production went through the roof. Huge profits came in a the American economy was stimulated.
  • Federal Reserve System Created

    This law reorganized the banking structure, creating 8-12 regional Federal Reserve Banks that all banks must become a member of. It also allowed the Government to supervise these banks.
  • Clayton Anti-Trust Act

    Clayton Anti-Trust Act
    This act put many restrictions on big business, largely because of monopolies like Standard Oil and the American Tobacco Company. It stated that striking, picketing, and peaceful protest were alright.
  • World War One

    World War One
    An anarchist shot Archduke Franz Fedinand, heir to an Austro-Hungarian throne. Astria-Hungary declared war on Serbia and a tangled system of Alliances and militarism fueled it into the Great World War.
  • The Lusitania was Sunk

    The Lusitania was Sunk
    A German U-boat suspected the passenger vessel of carrying arms and ammunition to to the Allies. They fired without warning, killing 1198 people; 100 whom were children.
  • Woodrow Wilson Re-elected

    Woodrow Wilson Re-elected
    Wilson wins with a small percentage over Candidate Hughes for his second term.
  • Radio Stations

    Radio Stations
    KDKA is the first commercial redio station to air in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.