Video: 'The Darr Mine Disaster'
(Thursday, December 19, 1907, 11:30 a.m. local time) — 239 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion today in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. Continue reading 239 workers killed in Darr Mine disaster 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 19 1907)
Video: 'Great White Fleet - Decades TV Network'
(Monday, December 16, 1907, 10:00 a.m. local time) — President Theodore Roosevelt was on hand today at Hampton Roads, Virginia, when 16 U.S. Navy battleships with 14,000 sailors and marines, which came to be known as the Great White Fleet, set sail today on a 14-month, 43,000-mile round-the-world voyage to demonstrate American sea power. Continue reading ‘Great White Fleet’ sets sail 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 16 1907)
Video: 'Oklahoma becomes a State'
(Saturday, November 16, 1907, 10:16 a.m. at the White House) — A new star was added to the American flag this morning when President Theodore Roosevelt signed the proclamation admitting the Territories of Oklahoma and Indian Territory jointly as the 46th state in the nation. Continue reading Oklahoma becomes 46th state admitted to Union 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 16 1907)
Video: '1907 World Series- History of Baseball class'
(Saturday, October 12, 1907, afternoon EST) — The Chicago Cubs won the 1907 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 12 1907)
Video: 'Pike Place Market - The Soul of Seattle'
(Saturday, August 17, 1907) — Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, opened today as City Council President Charles Hiram Burnett Jr., filling in for the elected mayor as acting mayor of Seattle, declared the day Public Market Day and cut the ribbon. Continue reading Pike Place Market opens in Seattle 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 17 1907)
(Wednesday, February 20, 1907)
— U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt today signed an
which excluded “idiots, imbeciles, feebleminded persons, epileptics, insane persons” from being admitted to the United States.
Videos: 'First Radio Broadcast Christmas Eve 1906'
(Christmas Eve Monday, December 24, 1906, 9:00 p.m. EST) — Canadian physicist Reginald A. Fessenden today became the first person to transmit the human voice (his own) as well as music over radio, broadcasting from Brant Rock on the coast of Massachusetts. Continue reading First human voice, music transmitted over radio 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 24 1906)
Videos: 'Oscar Straus'
(Monday, December 17, 1906, 9:00 a.m. local time) — Oscar Straus, nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt, became the first Jewish Cabinet member today when he was sworn in as the third U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Labor. Continue reading Oscar Straus becomes first Jewish Cabinet member 110 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1906)
Videos: 'The Crime of the Century'
(Monday, June 25, 1906, 11:05 p.m. local time) — Architect Stanford White was shot to death tonight atop New York’s (second) Madison Square Garden, which he had designed, by millionaire Harry K. Thaw, who was apparently enraged over what he viewed as White’s defilement of his wife, Evelyn Nesbit (when Nesbit was a teenager) just as the first performance of the musical comedy Mam’zelle Champagne was drawing to a close. Continue reading Millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw murders architect Stanford White 110 years ago this hour (June 25 1906)
Videos: 'San Francisco Earthquake And Fire - April 18, 1906'
(Wednesday, April 18, 1906, 5:12 a.m. PST) — A major earthquake (with an estimated “moment magnitude” of 7.8) struck the coast of Northern California this morning on the San Andreas Fault, followed by raging fires, killing between 3,000 and 6,000 (with another 227,000-3000,000 left homeless) and causing more than $400 million in damages. Continue reading Devastating earthquake strikes San Francisco 110 years ago this hour (Apr 18 1906)