Category Archives: 1910s

Former POTUS Theodore Roosevelt dies 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 6 1919)


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(Monday, January 6, 1919, between 4:00 and 4:15 a.m. local time)Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909) and the 25th Vice President of the United States under President William McKinley (1901), died today in his sleep at his home near Oyster Bay, New York, after a blood clot had detached from a vein and traveled to his lungs. Continue reading Former POTUS Theodore Roosevelt dies 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 6 1919)

World War I ends as armistice comes into force 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 11 1918)

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(Monday, November 11, 1918, 11:00 a.m. Western European Time/12:00 noon Central European Time/6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time; during World War I) — The Armistice of 11 November 1918, the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I, the largest war in human history (to date), between the Allies and their opponent, Germany, came into force this morning at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” less than six hours after it was signed inside a railroad car belong to Allied Supreme Commander, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, in Compiègne Forest, France. Continue reading World War I ends as armistice comes into force 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 11 1918)

Germans sign armistice to end Great War 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 11 1918)

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(Monday, November 11, 1918, 5:12-5:20 a.m. Western European Time/6:12-6:20 a.m. Central European Time/12:12-12:20 a.m. Eastern Standard Time); during World War I) — The Armistice of 11 November 1918, the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I, the largest war in human history (to date), between the Allies and their opponent, Germany, was signed this morning inside a railroad car belonging to Allied Supreme Commander, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, in Compiègne Forest, France. Continue reading Germans sign armistice to end Great War 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 11 1918)

U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew born 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 9 1918)


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(Saturday, November 9, 1918)Spiro Agnew, the 39th Vice President of the United States under President Richard Nixon (1969-1973) and the second and most recent officeholder to resign the position, was born today in Baltimore, Maryland. Continue reading U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew born 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 9 1918)

Red Sox beat Cubs to win World Series 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1918)

(Wednesday, September 11, 1918, at approximately 2:30 p.m.-4:28 p.m. EDT) — The Boston Red Sox won the 1918 World Series today, beating the Chicago Cubs 2-1 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Continue reading Red Sox beat Cubs to win World Series 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1918)

Only World Series played entirely in September begins 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 5 1918)

(Thursday, September 5, 1918, at approximately 2:30 p.m.-4:20 p.m. CDT) — Game 1 of the 1918 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs began today at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Continue reading Only World Series played entirely in September begins 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 5 1918)

Russian Imperial Romanov family executed 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 17 1918)


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(Wednesday, July 17, 1918, around 2:00 a.m. local time; during World War I) — Russia’s Czar Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1894 until his forced abdication in 1917, his wife and five children were executed early this morning by forces of the Bolshevik secret police under Yakov Yurovsky. Continue reading Russian Imperial Romanov family executed 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 17 1918)

86 people killed in Hammond Circus Train Wreck 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 22 1918)


Video: 'Circus performers killed in Hammond train crash remembered 100 years later'

(Saturday, June 22, 1918, 4:00 a.m. local time) — A train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended by a troop train today during an emergency stop near Hammond, Indiana, killing at least 86 people aboard the circus train and injuring 127 others. Continue reading 86 people killed in Hammond Circus Train Wreck 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 22 1918)

Vera Brittain’s brother killed on Italian Front 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 15 1918)


Video: '1914~1918. A BBC History of the Great War: 3. Total War' (June 15, 1918, at 17:06)

(Saturday, June 15, 1918; on the Italian Front during World War I) — Captain Edward Brittain, a British Army officer who was immortalized by his sister Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth, was shot in the head and killed early this morning on the Asiago Plateau during a counter-attack against an Austrian offensive, part of the Second Battle of the Piave River at Piave, Italy. Continue reading Vera Brittain’s brother killed on Italian Front 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 15 1918)

U.S. Marines suffer heavy casualties at Belleau Wood 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 6 1918)


Video: 'U.S. Marines at Belleau Wood in WWI'

(Thursday, June 6, 1918, at dawn local time; during the Spring Offensive, part of the Western Front of World War I) — The first battalion of the 5th U.S. Marines suffered heavy casualties today as they launched a counteroffensive against German troops in the Battle of Belleau Wood near the Marne River in France. Continue reading U.S. Marines suffer heavy casualties at Belleau Wood 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 6 1918)