1900

Wilbur and Orville Wright and the first powered flight, North Carolina, December 17 1903.

Wilbur and Orville Wright and the first powered flight, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17 1903. Photograph ACKNOWLEDGEMENT must be made to The Smithsonian Institution. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)

1900

1902

  • Boer War Ends
  • Mount Pelée Erupts
  • The Teddy Bear Is Introduced
  • U.S. Passes the Chinese Exclusion Act

1903

1904

1905

  • “Bloody Sunday” and the Russian Revolution of 1905
  • Einstein Proposes His Theory of Relativity
  • First Gallery of the Simplon Tunnel Through the Alps Completed
  • First U.S. Movie Theater Opens
  • Freud Publishes His Theory of Sexuality
  • Paintings by Matisse and Derain Introduce Fauvism

1906

1907

1908

1909

Japan’s Prince Ito is Assassinated

NAACP Is Founded

Plastic Is Invented

Robert Peary Becomes the First to Reach the North Pole