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- January 13 - The first live musical radio program. Lee De Forest broadcasts a live performance of Enrico Caruso from the Metropolitan Opera.
- January 26 ? Seine floods in Paris
- February 8 - The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
- February 10 - Horace de Vere Cole pulls off the Dreadnought hoax
- March 1 ? Avalanche in Cascade Range sweeps two trains into a canyon - 96 dead
- March 1 - USS South Carolina commissioned
- March 3 - Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he could devote full time to being a philanthropist.
- March 5 - Avalanche in Rogers valley in British Columbia buries 62 - 600 volunteers dig them up
- March 17 - Luther Gulick and his wife Charlotte found Camp Fire Girls (formally announced in 1912).
- March 28 - Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
- May 6 - George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
- May 11 - An act of the United States Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana.
- May 16 - The United States Congress authorizes the creation of the United States Bureau of Mines.
- May 18 - The earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley.
- May 31 - creation of the Union of South Africa.
- July 2 - Demonstrations in France against public executions
- July 4 - African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer James J. Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States.
- July 24 - James MacGillivray publishes first account of Paul Bunyan in the Detroit News.
- August 14 - Fire on World Exhibition in Brussels destroys exhibitions of Britain and France
- August 22 - Japan annexes Korea.
- September 1 - the Vatican introduces a compulsory oath against modernism, to be taken by all priests upon ordination.
- October 1 - bomb explodes on the Los Angeles Times building - 21 dead, several injured. James B. McNamara and Joseph J. McNamara later arrested and sentenced
- October 5 - Portugal becomes a republic.
- November 20 - Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero denounces President [[Porfirio D�az]], declares himself president, and calls for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico.
- December 16 - Henri Coanda makes first short flight in a plane with a jet engine.
- December 16 - In Sydney Street in London, four anarchists shoot three policemen - three are arrested, fourth escapes
- Portugal becomes a republic - King Manuel II of Portugal flees to England
- Japan occupies Korea
- Bubonic Plague in Manchuria
- Last execution in Sweden (by guillotine) - murderer Johan Ander
- Rebellion in Albania
- January 5 - Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete
- January 7 - Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas, segregationist (d. 1994)
- January 8 - Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, dancer (d. 1988)
- January 12 - Luise Rainer, actress
- January 16 - Dizzy Dean, Baseball Hall of Famer (d. 1974)
- January 23 - Django Reinhardt, guitarist (d. 1953)
- February 6 - Irmgard Keun, author (d. 1982)
- February 7 - Max Bense, philosopher (d. 1990)
- February 9 - Jacques Monod, biochemist, winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965 (d. 1976)
- February 13 - William Bradford Shockley, physicist, social commentator
- February 27 - Joan Bennett, actress (d. 1990)
- March 9 - Samuel Barber, American composer
- March 11 - Robert Havemann, chemist (d. 1982)
- March 13 - Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
- March 23 - Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director
- March 27 - John Pierce, electrical engineer
- April 4 - Juri Pawlowitsch German, writer (d. 1967)
- May 12 - Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, chemist (d. 1994)
- May 22 - Johnny Olson, game show announcer (d. 1985)
- May 23 - Scatman Crothers, actor, musician (d. 1986)
- May 23 - Artie Shaw, clarinetist, bandleader
- May 28 - T-Bone Walker, blues singer (d. 1975)
- May 30 - Inge Meysel, actress
- May 30 - Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
- June 18 - E.G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)
- June 23 - Peaches Browning, actress (d. 1956)
- July 4 - Gloria Stuart, actress
- July 11 - Irene Hervey, actress (d. 1998)
- July 14 - William Hanna, animator, half of Hanna-Barbera animation team (d. 2001)
- August 14 - Pierre Schaeffer, composer and pioneer of [[musique concr�te]]
- August 26 - Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, later known as Mother Teresa
- September 23 - Elliot Roosevelt, author, personality (d. 1990)
- October 14 - John Wooden, legendary basketball coach
- October 23 - Hayden Rorke, actor well known as Dr. Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie
- November 22 - Amy Elizabeth Thorpe, American spy in WW II
- December 15 - John Hammond, record producer (d. 1987)
- December 19 - Jean Genet, French novelist, playwright and poet (d. 1986)
- December 29 - Ronald Coase, economist
- Frank Abbandando, Mafia hitman
- January 27 - Thomas Crapper, inventor
- April 21 - Mark Twain, U.S. novelist
- May 6 - King Edward VII of the United Kingdom
- May 18 - Pauline Garcia-Viardot, singer/composer
- May 27 - Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch, German bacteriologist
- May 29 - Mily Balakirev, composer
- May 31 - Elizabeth Blackwell, first female physician in the United States
- July 4 - Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (b. 1835)
- July 19 - Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer
- October 15 - Stanley Ketchel, U.S. middleweight boxer murdered in Conway, Missouri
- November 20 - Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist
- Physics - Johannes Diderik van der Waals
- Chemistry - Otto Wallach
- Medicine - Albrecht Kossel
- Literature - Paul Johann Ludwig Heyse
- Peace - Permanent International Peace Bureauaf:1910
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