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November 6, 1900 - President William McKinley wins his second term as president
September 8, 1900 - The Galveston, Texas hurricane, with winds of 135 miles an hour, kills 8,000 people.
January 10, 1901 - The first major oil discovery in Texas occurs near Spindletop in Beaumont.
January 1, 1902 - The first Rose Bowl is held, pitting the college football squads of the University of Michigan and Stanford. Michigan won the initial contest 49-0.
April 2, 1902 - The first movie theatre in the United States opens in Los Angeles, California. It was known as the Electric Theatre.
January 18, 1903 - The first two-way wireless communication between Europe and the United States
October 1, 1903 - The first modern World Series of Major League Baseball is held between the American and National Leagues after two years of bitter rivalry.
December 17, 1903 - Inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright succeed in the first sustained and manned plane flight
April 30, 1904 - The Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens.
FFA Creed Adpoted 1930
Smith Hughes Act legislation signed 1917
1st National FFA Convention 1928
National FFA Band started 1947
1944 National FFA Foundation established
FFA jacket adopted 1933
Judging contests held at the American Royal Livestock Show 1926
Official FFA colors adpoted 1929
NFA merged with the FFA 1965
Silver anniversary of the FFA 1953
Name changed to National FFA 1988
1996 Net farm income reaches a record $54.9 billion
1900 Average annual consumption of commercial fertilizer 3,738,300 tons
1910 Big open-geared gas tractors introduced in areas of extensive farming
1926 Cotton-stripper developed for High Plains; successful light tractors developed
1900 Galveston hurricane
1901 McKinley's second inauguration (March 4).
1903 U.S. acquires Panama Canal Zone (treaty signed Nov. 17)
H.O. Sargent, a federal agent for agricultural education for AfricanAmericans at the U.S. Office of Education, and G.W. Owens, a teachertrainer at Virginia State College, write the first constitution and bylaws for the New Farmers of Virginia, an organization for African-American agriculture students. The organization holds its first state rally that same year.
Official FFA Creed, written by E.M. Tiffany, is adopted. Edward Drace from Missouri wins the first National Public Speaking event. First Official Dress uniform is adopted: dark blue shirt, blue or white pants, blue cap and yellow tie. Delegates restrict FFA membership to boys only. First FFA Manual printed by The Farm Journal of Philadelphia.
FFA members join in the war effort. Three former FFA members— Robert Gray from Texas, Travis Hoover from California and Melvin Jordan from Oklahoma— serve with then Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle and participate in the famous air raid on Tokyo.
The first FFA Chorus and National FFA Talent program is held at the National FFA Convention. National FFA Supply Service begins operation. Record jump in membership from 238,269 in 1947 to 260,300 in 1948. So many members (10,000) attend the 20th National FFA Convention that a folding-cot hotel is set up in the basement of the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. First FFA Week is celebrated during the week of George Washington’s birthday
The first International Exchange Program for FFA members begins with Young Farmers Club of Great Britain.
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