Wednesday, March 26, 2008


1910. The average U.S. workingman earns less than $15 per week, working from 54 to 60 hours.

1910. Eight out of 10 U.S. blacks still live in the 11 states of the Old Confederacy, but a "great migration" begins that will bring more than 2 million blacks to the North.

1910. Women in Washington State gain the right to vote in a constitutional amendment adopted November 8.

1910. The London Daily Mail offers a 10,000 pound prize for the winner of an air race from London to Manchester. The prize goes to French aviator Louis Paulian who this year reaches a height of 4,149 feet in a plane he flies at Los Angeles.

1910. Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to New York in 150 minutes to break the long-distance speed record and win a $10,000 prize put up by Joseph Pulitzer's New York World.

1910. Safety glass is patented by French poet-chemist Edouard Benedictus, who has accidentally knocked over a test tube lined with a film left by evaporation of a nitrocellulose mixture.

1910. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., is founded at St. Paul, Minn.

1910. Medical Education in the United States and Canada shows that three-fourths of North American medical schools are inadequate and that only the Johns Hopkins School founded at Baltimore in 1893 is a match for the great medical schools of Europe. The Flexner Report spurs a $600 million reform program in medical education.

1910. "Every day, in every way, I'm growing better and better," says French pharmacist Emile Coue.

1910. Pathe Gazette, shown in Britain and the United States, is a pioneer film newsreel.

1910. Hallmark, Inc., has its beginnings in a wholesale card jobbing company started at Kansas City by Nebraskan Joyce Clyde Hall and his brother who will soon start dealing in greeting cards.

1910. Brooklyn Eagle cartoonist John Randolph Bray pioneers animated motion picture cartoons, using a "cel" system he has invented and that will be used by future animators.

1910. Popular songs: "Mother Machree"; "Down by the Old Mill Stream"; "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"; "Some of These Days"; "Opie--The University of Maine Stein Song."

1910. Spanish matador Juan Belmonte kills his first bull July 24 at age 18 in the new ring at El Arahal.

1910. The Boy Scouts of America is founded by U.S. painter-illustrator Daniel Carter.

1910. The Camp Fire Girls of America is founded by Luther Halsey Gulick, who helped James Naismith invent the game of basketball in 1891 at Springfield, Mass.

1910. Father's Day is observed for the first time June 19 at Spokane, Wash.

1910. Glacier National Park in Montana is created by an act of Congress, setting aside more than a million acres of lakes, peaks, glaciers, and Rocky Mountain flora and fauna.

1910. Seventy percent of U.S. bread is baked at home, down from 80% in 1890.

1910. The U.S. Immigration Commission winds up nearly 4 years of study with a 41-volume report that recommends restricting immigration, especially of unskilled labor.

Clayhanger. Arnold Bennett. British. 1910. Novel. Conflict between son and dominating, puritanical father. Descriptions of Five Towns life.

Howards End. E.M. Forster. British. 1910. Novel. Country house: brings together three important elements in English society: money, culture and the lower classes.

The History of Mr. Polly. H.G. Wells. British. 1910. Novel. Timid, middle-aged tradesman burns house, declared dead, gains freedom.

The Notebooks of Malte Laurides. Rainer Maria Rilke. German. 1910. Novel. Collection of diary entries of a Danish poet in Paris. Suffering, squalor, experience. Symbolic repetition of the story of the prodigal son.

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