Historic American Sheet Music, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University

Timeline: 1900-1909

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Mighty Lak' a Rose
by Ethelbert Nevin (1901)
Mr. Dooley
by Jean Schwartz (1902)
In the Good Old Summertime
by George Evans (1902)
The Burning of Rome
by E.T. Paull (1903)
What You Goin' Do When the Rent Comes 'Round
by Harry Von Tilzer (1905)
In My Merry Oldsmobile
by Gus Edwards (1905)
Shade of the Old Apple Tree
by Egbert Van Alstyne (1905)
A New Rag, Dill Pickles
by Chas. L. Johnson (1907)
My Pony Boy
by Charley O'Donnell (1909)
Politics & Government
McKinley elected 25th President (1900)
McKinley assassinated, Theodore Roosevelt inaugurated President (1901)
Theodore Roosevelt elected 26th President (1904)
Industrial Workers of the World formed (1905)
William H. Taft elected 27th President (1908)
International Affairs
Boxer Rebellion in China (1900)
Panama Canal begun (1907)
Trans-siberian Railway (1903)
Russo-Japaneese War (1905)
U.S. Steel (1901)
Ford Motor Company (1903)
American Automobile Association (1902)
Pepsi Cola Company (1902)
General Motors Company (1908)
J. L. Kraft Bros & Co. (1909)
Inventions, Trademarks & Patents
Wright brothers' airplane flies at Kitty Hawk, N.C. (1903)
Theory of Relativity developed by Einstein (1905)
Ford introduces Model T (1908)
Instant Coffee (1901)
Teddy Bear (1902)
First radio broadcast (1906)
Geiger counter (1908)
Robert Peary reaches North Pole (1909)
"Tin Pan Alley" named by songwriter Harry Von Tilzer
Cake Walk is a popular dance (1900)
First Nobel Prize awarded (1901)
San Francisco earthquake (1906)
Picasso paints Les Demoiselles d'Avingnon (1907)
Prairie-style Robie House built by Frank Lloyd Wright (1909)
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (1900)
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (1901)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (1905)
Chicago Cubs win the World Series (1908)
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