Friday, January 1, 2010

'10 in Review

Since I'm not a very good prognosticator, I thought I'd do something different. Here's a look back at some significant events that happened 100 years ago, in 1910:

Jan 2nd - 1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley Calif)

Feb 15th - The Boy Scouts of America is founded

Mar 10th - China ends slavery

Apr 14th - President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

May 18th - Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic

Jun 19th - Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)

Jul 19th - Cy Young registers his 500th career victory

Aug 25th - Yellow Cab is founded

Sep 27th - 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)

Oct 23rd - Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series

Nov 27th - NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal

Dec 3rd - Neon lights, 1st publically seen (Paris Auto Show)

Pretty amazing how these events still bear relevance today, 100 years later.

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