Here is the time line for October 1900's:
Oct. 24, 1901 Annie Edson Taylor became the 1st person to survive
a barrel ride over Niagara Falls.
Oct. 1, 1903 The 1st World Series began as the Boston Pilgrims hosted
the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Oct.13, 1903 Boston defeated Pittsburgh in the 1st World series.
Oct. 27, 1904 The 1st Subway opened to the public in New York City.
Oct. 28, 1904 The St. Louis Police Department became the 1st Police
department to adopt a finger printing system.
Oct. 26, 1905 Norway gained its independence from Sweden.
Oct. 11, 1910 Theodore Roosevelt became the 1st president to fly in an airplane.
Oct. 20, 1910 A Cork-Center Baseball was used for the 1st time in a
World Series Game.
Oct. 23, 1910 Blanche Scott became the 1st woman to fly solo in a
plane, reaching a height of 13 feet.
Oct. 7, 1911 Only 66 people, the Lowest paid attendance at a major
League Baseball Game, saw the St. Louis Browns play the Detroit Tigers.
Oct. 14, 1912 Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest while campaigning for
the presidency on the Bull Moose ticket. He refused to be taken to the
hospital until he'd completed his campaign speech..
Oct. 13, 1913 The National Safety Council was organized.
Oct. 4, 1915 Dinosaur Nat'l Monument was established in north western
Colorado and north eastern Utah.
Oct. 9, 1915 The International Association for Criminal Identification,
one of the 1st finger printing organizations, was established.
Oct. 7, 1916 Cumberland Univ. suffered the worst defeat in the history
of intercollegiate football, losing to Georgia Tech by the score of 222-0.
Oct. 23, 1915 25,000 women marched in New York City to demand
the Right to Vote.
Oct. 23, 1915 The 1st National Horse-shoe-pitching championships
took place in Kellerton, KS.
Oct. 12, 1920 Construction began on the Holland Tunnel,
which connects Manhattan and Jersey City.
Oct. 5, 1921 A World Series Game was 1st Broadcast on Radio, The NY
Giants beat the NY Yankees, 5-3.
Oct. 14, 1926 Winnie the Pooh was published.
Oct. 31, 1926 Magician Harry Houdini died of acute appendicitis.
Oct. 6, 1927 The Jazz Singer, the 1st full length talking movie,
Oct. 15, 1928 The German dirigible Graf Zeppelin arrived in the
U.S. on its 1st Commercial flight.
Oct. 21, 1929 New York City established the 1st Air Ambulance Service.
Oct. 29, 1929 The stock Market crashed, plunging the country into
the Great Depression.
Oct. 4, 1931 The comic strip "Dick Tracy" was 1st published
by the New York Daily News.
Oct. 18, 1931 Thomas Edison died.
Oct. 25, 1931 The George Washington Bridge, which connects New York and
New Jersey, opened.
Oct. 13, 1932 The cornerstone was laid for the Supreme Court Building.
Oct. 17, 1933 Albert Einstein arrived in the U.S. as a refugee
from Nazi Germany.
Oct. 10, 1935 George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess opened in
Oct. 11, 1936 "Professor Quiz" the 1st Nat'l Quiz program on radio, premiered.
Oct. 22, 1938 Chester Carlson invented Xerography, a duplicating
process that uses static electricity.
Oct. 27, 1938 Dupont chemists announced the invention of Nylon.
Oct. 30, 1938 Orson Welles's radio dramatization of the H. G. Wells
Science-fiction classic The War of the Worlds caused a nationwide scare.
Oct. 1, 1940 The Pennsylvania Turnpike, the nation's 1st superhighway opened.
Oct. 29, 1940 The U.S. began its First Peacetime Draft by Lottery.
Oct. 31, 1941 Mt. Rushmore Monument was completed.
Oct. 24, 1945 The United Nations was formally established.
Oct. 27, 1945 Harry Truman became the 1st president to appear on television.
Oct. 28, 1945 Shoe rationing in the U.S. ended.
Oct. 24, 1946 A dog named chips received the Distinguished Service
Cross for courageous action in World War II.
Oct. 5, 1947 President Harry Truman made the 1st Presidential
address telecast from the White House.
Oct. 14, 1947 U.s. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager Broke the sound Barrier by
flying 700 mph.
Oct. 29, 1947 Dry ice was used for the first time in Cloud seeding, a
technique for producing rain, in Concord, NH.
Oct. 3, 1951 Bobby Thomson's Ninth Inning Home Run in the final
play off game against the Brooklyn Dodgers lifted the New York Giants to the
National League pennant.
Oct. 26, 1951 Winston Churchill was appointed prime minister of
Great Britain for the second time by King George VI.
Oct. 5, 1953 Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the U.S.
Oct. 4, 1954 Captain Kangaroo made his 1st TV appearance.
Oct. 17, 1855 The English engineer Sir Henry Bessemar patented his Steel
Oct. 8, 1956 Don Larsen of the NY Yankees pitched the only perfect
game in a World Series as NY beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0.
Oct. 4, 1957 Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the 1st man-made satellite.
Oct. 7, 1957 The TV show "American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, premiered.
Oct. 6, 1959 The largest crowd ever to attend a World series game
92,706- saw the Chicago White Sox battle the Los Angeles Dodgers at
the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Oct. 21, 1959 The Guggenheim Museum, New York City's famous modern
art museum opened.
Oct. 27, 1959 Luna 3 transmitted the 1st pictures of the Dark side of the Moon.
Oct. 17, 1960 Racial integration of variety-store lunch counters began in
more than 100 southern cities.
Oct. 1, 1961 Roger Maris of the NY Yankees hit his 61st home run of the
season, breaking the record held by Babe Ruth.
Oct, 28, 1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis ended as Soviet leader Nikita
Khrushchev agreed to remove ballistic missiles from Cuba.
Oct. 11, 1963 Eleanor Roosevelt became the 1st First Lady to
appear on a commemorative postage stamp.
Oct. 14, 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel
Oct. 20, 1964 Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the U.S., died at the
age of 90.
Oct. 7, 1968 The motion picture industry adopted its film-rating system.
Oct. 14, 1968 The Apollo 7 mission transmitted the 1st live
TV Broadcast from a spaceship in orbit.
Oct. 2. 1967 Thurgood Marshall became the 1st black justice
on the Supreme Court.
Oct. 20, 1967 Roger Patterson photographed what he claimed
Oct. 26, 1970 The Comic strip "Doonesbury" by Garry Trudeau
Oct. 1, 1971 Walt Disney World opened in Lake Buena Vista, Fl.
Oct. 17, 1974 The Oakland A's won their 3rd Straight World Series.
Oct. 22, 1975 The Soviet Spacecraft Venera 9 landed instruments on Venus.
Oct. 10, 1976 Dimitrion Yordnaidis of Greece became the Oldest Man
to Complete a Marathon. He was 98.
Oct. 21, 1976 Five Nobel prizes-in chemistry, economics, literature, medicine, and physics-were awarded to Americans.
Oct. 18, 1977 Reggie Jackson became the 1st baseball player to hit three
consecutive home runs in a World series game.
Oct. 1, 1978 Steve McKinney reached the highest speed for any skier
on snow, 124,412 mph.
Oct. 7, 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making the rose our Nat'l flower.
Oct. 1, 1982 Epcot Center at Walt Disney World opened.
Oct. 13, 1982 The International Olympic Committee announced its decision to
restore the two gold medals won by Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics.
Oct. 19, 1983 The U.S. Senate passed a bill making the Birthday of
Martin Luther King Jr. a Federal holiday.
Oct. 23, 1983 A terrorist driving a truck filled with explosives made
a suicide attack on the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in
Beirut, Lebanon, killing 239 marines.
Oct. 11, 1984 Kathy Sullivan became the 1st American
Woman to walk in space.
Oct. 15, 1984 The 1st photographic evidence of another Solar
system was displayed by astronomers in Pasadena, Calif.
This solar system is estimated to be 293 trillion miles from earth.
Oct. 16, 1984 Bishop Desmund TuTu of South Africa won the
Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct. 17, 1984 President Reagan launched the young Astronauts Program.
Oct. 10, 1985 Humphrey the Humpback Whale entered San Francisco Bay.
He stayed for 26 days before finding his way back to the Ocean.
Oct. 15, 1986 The Okie Ostrich Ranch opened in Marlow, Okla.
Oct. 25, 1986 The World's largest Omelet was cooked in a
30-foot-wide skillet with 54, 763 eggs.
Oct. 25, 1986 A Bull Moose began a 76 day courtship of a
Hereford Cow in Shrewsbury, Vt.
Oct. 27, 1986 Melissa Sanders began Pole sitting to raise money
for cancer research. She went on to break the world record of 488 days.
Oct. 4, 1987 The Mallard family sculpture, in honor of
Robert McCloskey's story Make Way for Ducklings, was dedicated in Boston.
Oct. 26, 1987 The New York Public Library began building its
new underground extension.
Oct. 31, 1987 Rocky Lyons age 5, saved his Mother's Life.
Oct.2, 1988 Bobby McWaters and Ed Bantright completed 146.25
hours of nonstop tennis.
Oct. 5, 1988 President Ronald Reagan dedicated the cornerstone of
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Oct. 13, 1988 The United Nations sponsored a "Bear lift" flying
donated teddy bears to orphaned children in South America.
Oct. 16, 1988 Misha Bear and Mickey Mouse entertained children
Oct.12, 1989 Archaeologists in London unearthed William
Shakespeare's Globe Theater.
Oct. 17, 1989 The Loma Prieta Earthquake hit San Francisco,
registering 7.1 on the Richter scale.
Oct. 22, 1989 Chess Champion Garri Kasparov defeated
Deep thought, a Chess-playing Computer.
Oct. 26, 1988 Two trapped whales reached open sea after being
helped by local Eskimos.
Oct. 27, 1989 Karen Lindsay of Norcross, GA., was arrested
for failing to return overdue library books. She spent a night
in jail and was released.
Oct. 30, 1989 The wonders of Life Pavilion at Walt Disney
World's Epcot Center opened.
Oct. 3, 1990 East and West Germany were formally reunified
after 45 years of division.
Oct. 15, 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct. 25, 1992 The Toronto Blue Jays became the 1st team from
outside the U.S. to win a World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves
in six games.