World History 1910

About the history of the world in 1910, the Mann Act passed in the U.S., revolution in Portugal, the first neon sign displayed.



* Auto racer Barney Oldfield, 32, set a new speed record at Daytona Beach, Fla.--131.724 mph.

* The Mann Act became law in the U.S. It imposed a fine and imprisonment on anyone convicted of transporting a woman or girl across state lines for immoral purposes.

* Revolution in Portugal toppled the 270-year-old Braganza dynasty and led to the formation of a republic.

* An Argentine dance known as the tango gained popularity in the U.S. and Europe.

May 31 The Union of South Africa was proclaimed.

Dec. 3 The first neon sign blinked on at the Paris Motor Show. It was designed by French physicist Georges Claude.

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