Category Archives: 1910s

Original Dixieland Jass Band records first commercial jazz recording 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 26 1917)


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(Monday, February 26, 1917) — The Original Dixieland Jass Band (an all-white group) made what’s generally regarded as the first commercial jazz recording, “Dixie Jass Band One-Step” and “Livery Stable Blues,” today in New York for the Victor label. Continue reading Original Dixieland Jass Band records first commercial jazz recording 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 26 1917)

Congress overrides President Wilson, passes immigration bill 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1917)


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(Monday, February 5, 1917; during World War I) — Congress today overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s veto of the Immigration Act of 1917 aimed at preventing “undesirables” and anyone born in the “Asiatic Barred Zone” from entering the U.S. Continue reading Congress overrides President Wilson, passes immigration bill 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1917)

U.S. breaks relations with Germany 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 3 1917)

(Saturday, February 3, 1917, 2:00 p.m. EST; during the Atlantic U-boat campaign of World War I) — President Woodrow Wilson announced today before a joint session of Congress that the United States had broken off diplomatic relations with Germany, after that nation had announced a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

Wilson did not declare that the U.S. would enter the war against Germany, though “preparations for war are being made” as The New York Times reported.

Germany to resume unrestricted submarine warfare 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 31 1917)


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(Wednesday, January 31, 1917; during the Atlantic U-boat campaign of World War I) — The German government announced today that its U-Boats would once again be allowed to practice unrestricted warfare against all allied shipping and any neutral ships that crossed into the waters around the British Isles. Continue reading Germany to resume unrestricted submarine warfare 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 31 1917)

10-month Battle of Verdun ends in French victory 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 18 1916)


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(Wednesday, December 18, 1916; on the Western Front during World War I) — The Battle of Verdun, one of the largest battles of the First World War on the Western Front between the German and French armies, ended today in a French victory. Continue reading 10-month Battle of Verdun ends in French victory 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 18 1916)

President Wilson vetoes sweeping immigration bill 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 14 1916)


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(Thursday, December 14, 1916; during World War I) — President Woodrow Wilson vetoed an immigration measure today aimed at preventing “undesirables” and anyone born in the “Asiatic Barred Zone” from entering the U.S. Continue reading President Wilson vetoes sweeping immigration bill 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 14 1916)

Nivelle replaces Joffre as French commander-in-chief 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 13 1916)


Video: 'The Great War episode 5 Mutiny' (Dec. 13, 1916, at 25:19)

(Wednesday, December 13, 1916; during the Battle of the Verdun, part of the Western Front of World War I) — With heavy casualties in the battles of the Somme and Verdun and following the formation of a new government in Paris, General Joseph Joffre was formally replaced today as Commander-in-Chief of French armies on the Western Front by General Robert Nivelle, who promised new tactics to break out of the trenches and win the war. Continue reading Nivelle replaces Joffre as French commander-in-chief 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 13 1916)

President Theodore Roosevelt becomes first American awarded Nobel Peace Prize 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 10 1906)


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(Monday, December 10, 1906) — President Theodore Roosevelt today became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War. Continue reading President Theodore Roosevelt becomes first American awarded Nobel Peace Prize 110 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 10 1906)