A Growing World Power     Supplemental Information For This Era

1891 thru 1940


1891 James Naismith invents basketball
1892 Ellis Island opens
1893 American Take-over of Hawaii
1894 Pullman strike in Chicago
1895 America's first automobile race
1896 Dow Jones Industrial Average first publihsed
1897 Bram Stoker publishes Dracula
1898 USS Maine explodes in Havana harbor
1899 Patent issued for Aspirin
1900 Boxer rebellion in China
1901 William McKinley assassinated
1902 AAA begun
1903 First Crayola crayons
1904 General Slocum ferry disaster
1905 First Nickelodeon theater opens
1906 San Francisco earthquake
1907 Romanian Peasants' Revolt
1908 Robert Baden-Powell starts Boy Scouts
1909 First use of fingerprints in law case
1910 Boxer Jack Johnson beats James Jeffries
1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire
1912 Sinking of the Titanic
1913 First crossword puzzle
1914 Panama Canal opens
1915 Lusitania sunk by German torpedo
1916 Pancho Villa raids US
1917 Russian Revolution
1918 Lawrence of Arabia and Arabs capture Damascus
1919 Mussolini creates Fascist Party
1920 Prohibition takes effect