The Reed Pen

The Reed Pen

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Portrait of Dad's First Decade

The Cars

The Fashion

  • Traffic Light
  • Zipper
  • Fridge
  • Telephone
  • Safety Razor
  • Radio
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Teddy Bear
  • Crayons
  • Gas Motored Airplane
  • Wind Shield Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Teabags
  • Tractor
  • E=mc2
  • Cornflakes
  • Helicopter
  • Model T

The  Timeline
  • Union of South Africa established
  • Japan annexes Korea
  • Revolution overthrows Portuguese monarchy
  • Boy Scouts of America and Campfire Girls are founded
  • Radon discovered
  • Deaths of Edward VII, nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, writers Mark Twain, O. Henry and Tolstoy and painter William Holman Hunt
  • "Agadir crisis" brings France and Germany to the brink of wa.
  • Manchu dynasty overthrown in China and a republic established 
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire leads to reforms in building codes and labor laws
  • First electric self-starter for automobiles
  • First air conditioner invented
  • Italy annexes Libya
  • Amundsen beats Scott to the South Pole
  • Assassination of Russian Premier Peter Stolypin
  • Deaths of composer Mahler and writer/librettist W.S.Gilbert
  • U.S. Public Health Service is established
  • Arizona becomes the 48th state
  • Albania declares its independence
  • Woodrow Wilson elected as U.S. president
  • Sinking of the Titanic
  • First use of zippers in clothing
  • Panama Canal completed
  • Ford Motor Company introduces moving assembly line
  • Ireland on the brink of civil war
  • Outbreak of World War I
  • Anglo-French forces halt German advance at Battle of the Marne
  • U.S. Federal Trade Commission established
  • Panama Canal opens
  • Fist use of poison gas in warfare
  • Liner Lusitania sunk by German U-boat
  • Japan’s "Twenty-One Demands"? an attempt to reduce China to a protectorate
  • Deaths of poet Rupert Brooke and educator Booker T. Washington
  • Battle of Jutland — major naval engagement of World War I
  • Battle of the Somme
  • First use of tanks in war
  • Abortive " Easter Uprising" in Dublin
  • Arab revolt against Ottoman rule
  • Albert Einstein proposes General Theory of Relativity
  • Woodrow Wilson reelected as U.S. president
  • Deaths of writers Henry James and Jack London
  • The United States enters World War I
  • Revolution in Russia forces tsar’s abdication
  • Italian armies collapse at Caporetto
  • Finland proclaims independence
  • Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. territory
  • Deaths of showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody, painter Edgar Degas and sculptor Auguste Rodin
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ends war between Bolshevik Russia and Central Powers
  • Civil war in Russia leads to murder of tsar and his family
  • President Woodrow Wilson proposes Fourteen Points, a plan for world peace
  • Austria becomes a Republic
  • T.E. Lawrence leads Arabs into Damascus
  • Germany accepts terms of Allied armistice
  • Deaths of composer Claude Debussy, and poet Joyce Kilmer
  • Communist rising crushed in Germany
  • Treaty of Versailles signed in Paris
  • Amritsar massacre — British forces kill unarmed Indian demonstrators
  • First airline links established between London and Paris
  • Alcock and Brown fly the Atlantic nonstop
  • Paris Peace Conference redraws European frontiers
  • Worldwide influenza epidemic
  • White Sox' scandal

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