(Wednesday, February 20, 1907) — U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt today signed an immigration act which excluded “idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, insane persons” from being admitted to the United States.
Video: 'THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O. Henry, presented by classic-tales.net'
(Sunday, December 10, 1905) — The O. Henry short story “The Gift of the Magi” about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money was published today in the New York Sunday World magazine under the title “Gifts of the Magi.”
Video: 'Ku Klux Klan - A Secret History' (Nov. 25, 1915, at 18:19)
(Thursday, November 25, 1915, Thanksgiving Day) — A new version of the Ku Klux Klan, targeting blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants, was founded tonight by William Joseph Simmons, who proclaimed himself the Imperial Wizard of the group as he staged a cross-burning on Stone Mountain outside Atlanta.
Video: 'New York Giants: Final Game of the 1905 World Series'
(Saturday, October 14, 1905, afternoon local time) — The New York Giants won the 1905 World Series today, beating the Philadelphia Athletics 2-0 at the Polo Grounds (III) in upper Manhattan, New York, in the fifth and deciding game.
It was the first of eight World Series titles for the Giants (1905-2014).