from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Portal history | Portal Biographies | Current events | Annual calendar

| 19th century | 20th century | 21st century  
| 1880s | 1890s | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s |
1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919

1910s montage.png


Roald Amundsen (left) and his companions at the South Pole


Decaffeinated Coffee HAG

Cultural history

science and technology

Martha, the last passenger pigeon

Visual arts



Music and theater

Hugo Ball at a performance in Cabaret Voltaire , 1916


Movie poster for Dough and Dynamite
  • 1914: Charlie Chaplin begins his screen career, he starts working at Keystone Studios . At the beginning of January, the shooting of his first film Wonderful Life , directed by Henry Lehrman , begins . On 7 and 9 February, the films are Kid Auto Races at Venice ( Soapbox Race in Venice ), which has been completed in just 45 minutes on January 10, and Mabel's Strange Predicament ( Mabel in embarrassing situation ) published in which Chaplin first time can be seen in the role of the tramp. This was followed by several films with Mabel Normand , but Chaplin repeatedly had problems with the directors and the leading actress. His first directorial debut, Caught in the Rain , will be released on May 4th . The film Dough and Dynamite by and with Charles Chaplin will be released at the end of October . Mack Sennett's feature film Tillie's Punctured Romance ( Tillie's troubled romance ) with Marie Dressler , Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand has its world premiere on 14 November. It is considered the first full-length comedy film in the United States. At the end of the year, Charlie Chaplin's engagement with Keystone Studios ends after 35 films because they refuse to accept his increased fee demands. In November, Chaplin signs a contract with Essanay, run by film pioneers George K. Spoor and Gilbert M. Anderson .
Gertie the Dinosaur


  • In 1919 wireless transmission technology was first used publicly. Until then, radio broadcasting was a privilege of the military.
  • Numerous small transmitters are being built in the USA and Europe.
  • In Germany , the Reichspost secures its claim to radio communications and is outsourcing a new department for "radio telegraphy" from its old "telegraph and telephone system" department. Hans Bredow changes as ministerial director to the Reich Ministry of Post and begins to set up a "Reich radio network".
  • A post memorandum summarizes the political concerns against the new medium in Germany: “A general release of the use of receiving devices to receive any messages, as has been done in some countries in which the state is involved in the transport of wireless messages in internal traffic not concerned, has his great concerns, because it would be technically possible for everyone to listen to all messages in the air. "


Olympic rings


Poster for the 1911 International Hygiene Exhibition
The first crossword puzzle
The animals hunted down during the Leipzig lion hunt in front of the police station
Charles Godefroy flies through the Arc de Triomphe .



Franz Joseph I (1830-1916)




Web links

Commons : 1910s  collection of images, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Winfried B. Lerg: The emergence of broadcasting in Germany (1965), p. 94, quoted. after Dussel, p. 25