A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago took 588 lives.
President Roosevelt sent the first official transatlantic wireless telegraph message to King
Edward VII, from the Marconi transmitter at Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Wisconsin introduced the concept of primary elections.
The U.S. & the Republic of Panama signed the treaty to build the Panama Canal.
The era of aviation arrived when Orville Wright successfully piloted the first heavier-than-air
craft at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company.
The Columbia Company and phonograph inventor/developer Thomas Edison began regularly
releasing music recordings.