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On September 6 1901 Leon Czolgosz shot President William McKinley. He died at 2:15 am on September 14 and Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as president on the same day,
5:12 am on April 18 1906 the "Great San Francisco Earthquake" hits
Father's Day was first celebrated
explosion in West Virginia's Monongah Mine is the nation's worst industrial disaster. The "official" number of deaths was 362 adult and child miners, but later estimates exceed 500
1909 The US Mint introduces the "Lincoln Head" penn
The great fire of 1910 The firestorm burned over two days, and killed 87 people, mostly firefighters. It is believed to be the largest but not the deadliest, forest fire in U.S. history
Cuba gains independence from the United States
the Olympics start women are allowed in the 1900 Summer Olympics Paris, France
Electric theatre opens in Los Angeles, as the United States first Movie Theatre.
The first teddy bear is produced by Morris Michtom in the United States.
38% of US automobiles, 33,842 cars, are powered by electricity (40% by steam, and 22% by gasoline).
First Human powered flight by Orville Wright in Kitty Hawk North Carolina
Thomas Edison improves the design of his nickel-iron battery
Guglielmo Marconi, listening through his telephone headset, heard a series of three "bips"; Morse code for the letter "s." He had received the first transatlantic communication, sent from a radio transmitter just over 2100 miles away, on the southwest coast of England using technology he himself had developed.
1900 Black people were discriminated against in Canada and the U.S.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game - 1908 (by Jack Norworth & Albert Von Tilzer )
Expression writing started to flourish in the 1900
The first plastic for domestic use – Bakelite – was introduced in 1909
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