The Ford Model T was introduced.
William Taft, who had helped refine the U.S. Post Office, was elected president.
Lt. Tom Selfridge of the U.S. Signal Corps became the first person killed in a plane crash, when
Orville Wright's experimental plane lost a propeller over Virginia. Wright was seriously injured.
The feather boa was all the rage.
Victor Herbert's musical Babes In Toyland continued in San Francisco as his Little Nemo opened
in New York.