Happy New Year!
Herewith, a highly subjective list of the most notable events of 1910
May 20th – Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII— technically ending what was later termed the Edwardian Era, however years up to 1914 or even 1919 are often included
June 9th – A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard. Bottle is found June 6, 1983.
June 19th – Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
June 20th – Krazy Kat debuts in the New York Journal comic strip "The Dingbat Family" by George Herriman
July 4th – African-American boxer Jack Johnson defeats James J. Jeffries, "the Great White Hope," in a heavyweight boxing match, sparking race riots across the United States.
August 9th – Alva Fisher patents the electric washing machine
September 1st – The Vatican introduces a compulsory oath against modernism, to be taken by all priests upon ordination. [note: I realize "modernism" here means something specifically relating to the Catholic Church but I have to say it doesnt seem far-fetched to me at all that the Vatican would be requiring an oath against Les Demoiselles d'Avignon or the Prairie Style.]
November 27th – Pennsylvania Station, designed by McKim, Mead & White, opens as world's largest railway terminal. [It is demolished 53 years later, in one of the most infamous and benighted planning decisions, ever.]
December 3rd – Neon lights displayed publicly for the first time at the Paris Auto Show in the Grand Palais