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.

TWO CENTURIES OF WORLD HISTORY: 1778-1978

1910

* 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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