1910 events in history

Jan 1 Captain David Beatty is promoted to Rear admiral, and becomes the youngest admiral in the Royal Navy (except for Royal family members), since Horatio Nelson
Jan 13 The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York
Jan 15 Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, United States, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft (99 m)
Feb 8 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce
Mar 1 The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people
Mar 3 Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy
Mar 8 French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license
Mar 9 The Westmoreland County coal strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins
Mar 12 Greek cruiser Georgios Averof is launched at Livorno
Mar 14 Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere
Mar 27 A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, kills 312
Mar 28 Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France
Mar 30 The Mississippi Legislature founds The University of Southern Mississippi
Mar 31 Six North Staffordshire Pottery towns federate to form modern Stoke-on-Trent
Apr 12 SMS Zrínyi, one of the last pre-dreadnought battleships built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched
Apr 16 The oldest existing indoor ice hockey arena still used for the sport in the 21st century, Boston Arena, opens for the first time
Apr 23 American President Theodore Roosevelt makes his "The Man in the Arena" speech
Apr 28 Frenchman Louis Paulhan wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in England
Apr 29 The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public
May 4 The Royal Canadian Navy is created
May 6 George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII
May 11 An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana
May 18 The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley
May 31 The creation of the Union of South Africa
Jun 1 Robert Falcon Scott's second South Pole expedition leaves Cardiff
Jun 2 Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane
Jun 13 The University of the Philippines College of Engineering is established. This unit of the university is said to be the largest degree granting unit in the Philippines
Jun 17 Aurel Vlaicu pilots an A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight
Jun 19 The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington
Jun 25 The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come
Jun 25 Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird is premiered in Paris, bringing him to prominence as a composer
Jul 4 African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match, sparking race riots across the United States
Jul 15 In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer
Jul 16 John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia
Jul 24 The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910
Aug 20 The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the "Big Blowup" or the "Big Burn") occurs in northeast Washington, northern Idaho (the panhandle), and western Montana, burning approximately 3 million acres (12,000 km2)
Aug 22 Korea is annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II
Aug 27 Mother Teresa was baptised and she received name Agnes
Aug 29 The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea
Sep 12 Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)
Sep 18 In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage
Sep 20 The ocean liner SS France, later known as the "Versailles of the Atlantic", is launched
Sep 22 The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain
Sep 26 Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and exiled
Oct 1 Los Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, killing 21
Oct 5 In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared
Oct 6 Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (seven times in total)
Oct 10 Tau Epsilon Phi: Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity is founded on the campus of Columbia University in New York City, New York
Oct 11 Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert–St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri
Oct 14 The English aviator Claude Grahame-White lands his Farman Aircraft biplane on Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, D.C