President William McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz and died 8 days later. Vice
President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn into office.
President McKinley's last speech was released on phonograph record, read by orator William Hooley.
Radio was born - in the form of wireless telegraphy - when the morse code letter for "S" was
transmitted from Poldhu in Cornwall, England to Newfoundland, Canada by Guglielmo Marconi.
Andrew Carnegie's $5,200,000 donation helped set up the New York Public Library system.
Thomas Edison improved his motion picture camera by adding a device that allowed it to "pan."