FIFTY BIGGEST EVENTS IN EVENTFUL YEAR
Jan. 1 Naval observatory at
Washington sends wireless message
to Eiffel tower, Paris, France.
Jan. 2 J. P. Morgan & Co. with
draw from 27 corporations first im
portant move toward ending inter
Jan. 3 Henry Ford, Detroit auto
mobile manufacturer, sets aside $10,
000,000 for distribution among his
employes. A part of his plan for "so
Feb. 4 President Wilson lifts em
bargo on arms applied to Mexico by
President Taf t.
Feb. 14 Alphone Bertillion, inven
tor of Bertillion system of identify
ing criminals, dies in France, aged 61.
March 1 Ed Pulien wins fifth in
ternational grand prize at Santa
Monica, Cal., 403 miles 77.2 miles
March 9 Fire destroys Missouri
Athletic club, St. Louis, Mo. Forty
March 10 Senate passes Alaska
railroad bill authorizing expenditure
of $40,000,000 on railroads in Alaska.
March 13 United States Express
company announces retirement from
business due to competition of parcel
post, throwing 15,000 employes out
March 16 Mme. Caillaux, wife of
French minister of finance, murders
Gaston Calmette, editor of Figaro.
April 2 Sixty-nine men lost in sea
storm when "sealer" is lost off New
April 2 Governmenfnames 12 re
serve banks New York, Chicago, St.
Louis, San Francisco, Richmond,
Boston, Kansas City, Minneapolis,
Cleveland, Dallas, Philadelphia and
Atlanta. Order to take effect July 1.
April 5 Secretary of War Daniels
bans use of liquor in navy. Order to
take effect July 1.
April 17 Attempt on life of Mayor
Mitchell of New York by Michael P.
April 19 Unarmed American sail
ors arrested, at Tampico by Mexican
military authorities precipitates the
"salute or fight" episode of the Mex
April 20 Conflict between striking
coal miners and state militia at Lud
low, Col. Fourteen lives lost.
April 22 Vera Cruz taken by Rear
Admiral F. F. Fletcher, commander
of American fleet.
May 7 Eleanor Wilson, daughter
of President Wilson, and William G.
McAdoo, secretary of treasury, mar
ried in white house.
May 20 South American or A. B.
C. mediators meet at Niagara Falls
to discuss peace in Mexico. Sign
three peace protocols and adjourn
May 26 House of commons pass
es home rule bill.
June 25 Salem, Mass., visited by
June 26 H. B. Claflin company,
New York, wholesale dry goods firm,
fails for $44,000,000. Biggest single
financial collapse of the country.
June 28 Archduke Francis Ferdi
nand and his consort assassinated at
Sarayevo, capital of Bosnia.
July 16 Huerta abdicates as pro
visional president of Mexico.
July 23 Austria sends ultimatum
to Servia ill regard to assassination
of Archduke Ferdinand and precipi
tates European war.
Aug. 2 German empire declares
war on Russia; Aug. 4, England de
clares war on Germany.
Aug. 4 Congress appropriates
$250,000 for relief of Americans in
war zone of Europe.
Aug. 5 Germans commence siege
of Liege, Belgium; German casual
ties, 25,000; Belgian loss, 7,000.
Germans take possession Aug. 8.
Aug. 6 Mrs. Woodrow Wilson dies
at white house.
Aug. 15 Panama canal officially
Aug. 16 Japan sends ultimatum
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