Category Archives: 1900s

American explorers Peary, Henson become first people to reach North Pole 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 6 1909)


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(Tuesday, April 6, 1909) — American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits, Ootah, Egigingwah, Seegloo and Ooqueah, today became the first men to reach the North Pole. Continue reading American explorers Peary, Henson become first people to reach North Pole 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 6 1909)

Taft sworn in as 27th POTUS, Sherman as 27th VP 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1909)


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(Thursday, March 4, 1909, 12:50 p.m. local time) — William Howard Taft, 51, was inaugurated as the 27th President of the United States today at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administering the oath of office. Continue reading Taft sworn in as 27th POTUS, Sherman as 27th VP 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1909)

Taft handily defeats Bryan, elected POTUS 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 3 1908)


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(Tuesday, November 3, 1908, during the United States presidential election, 1908) — Republican Secretary of War William Howard Taft of Ohio was elected President of the United States today, defeating three-time Democratic nominee, former Rep. William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska. Continue reading Taft handily defeats Bryan, elected POTUS 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 3 1908)

Cubs beat Tigers to win World Series 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 14 1908)

(Wednesday, October 14, 1908) — The Chicago Cubs won the 1908 World Series today, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-0 at Bennett Park in Detroit, in the fifth and deciding game. Continue reading Cubs beat Tigers to win World Series 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 14 1908)

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson born 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 27 1908)


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(Thursday, August 27, 1908)Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States (1963-1969) and the 37th Vice President of the United States under President John F. Kennedy (1961-1963), was born today near Stonewall, Texas, in a small farmhouse on the Pedernales River. Continue reading U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson born 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 27 1908)

Democrats nominate Bryan for POTUS 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 10 1908)


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(Friday, July 10, 1908, 3:40 a.m. local time) — Former Representative William J. Bryan
of Nebraska was nominated for President of the United States today at the 1908 Democratic National Convention meeting at Denver Auditorium Arena in Denver, Colorado. Continue reading Democrats nominate Bryan for POTUS 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 10 1908)

U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller born 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 8 1908)


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(Wednesday, July 8, 1908)Nelson Rockefeller, the 41st Vice President of the United States who served under President Gerald Ford (1974-1977), was born today in Bar Harbor, Maine. Continue reading U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller born 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 8 1908)

Former U.S. President Grover Cleveland dies 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1908)


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(Wednesday, June 24, 1908, 8:30 a.m. local time)Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office (1885–1889/1893–1897), died today from a heart attack at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Continue reading Former U.S. President Grover Cleveland dies 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1908)

Republicans nominate Taft for POTUS 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (June 18 1908)

(Thursday, June 18, 1908, 5:16 p.m. local time) — Secretary of War William Howard Taft of Ohio was nominated for President of the United States today at the 1908 Republican National Convention meeting at Chicago Coliseum in Chicago. Continue reading Republicans nominate Taft for POTUS 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (June 18 1908)

‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ song published 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1908)


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(Saturday, May 2, 1908) — The original version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” with music by Albert Von Tilzer and lyrics by Jack Norworth, was published today, eventually becoming the unofficial anthem of North American baseball. Continue reading ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ song published 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 2 1908)