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

Timeline: 1910-1920

Songs | Politics & Government | International Affairs | Companies | Inventions, Discoveries & Patents | Exploration | Humanities | Publications | Sports


Alexander's Ragtime Band
by Irving Berlin (1911)
Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
by Lewis F. Muir (1912)
Memphis Blues
by W.C. Handy (1913)
Peg o' My Heart
by Fred Fisher (1913)
He'd Have to Get Under - Get Out and Get Under to Fix Up His Automobile
by Maurice Abrahams (1913)
Keep the Home Fires Burning
by Ivor Novello (1914)
Hush-a-bye, Ma Baby; Missouri Waltz
by John Valentine Eppel (1915)
I Don't Know Where I'm Going, But I'm On My Way
by George Fairman (1917)
K-k-k Katy
by Geoffrey O'Hara (1918)
Dreams, Just Dreams
by Richard Howard (1919)
Mr. Harding We're All For You
by John L. McManus (1920)
Politics & Government
Woodrow Wilson inaugurated US President (1913)
U.S. declares war on Germany (1917)
Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil Co. (1911)
Jeanette Rankin becomes first woman in U.S. Congress (1916)
Prohibition begins with the 18th Amendment (1920)
19th Amendment allows women to vote (1920)
Warren G. Harding elected 29th President (1920)
International Affairs
World War I (1914-1918)
Bolshevik revolution in Russia (1917)
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1910)
Hallmark, Inc. (1910)
Chevrolet Motor Company (1911)
Universal Pictures Corporation (1912)
Greyhound Lines, Inc. (1914)
Alfred A. Knoph and Co. (1915)
Radio Corporation of America (RCA) (1919)
Inventions, Trademarks & Patents
Cellophane (1911)
First feature-length motion picture shown in America, Queen Elizabeth with Sarah Bernhardt (1912)
Brassiere (1914)
Pyrex Glass (1915)
Norwegian Roald Amundsen Arrives at the South Pole (1911)
Boy Scouts founded (1910)
Titanic sinks (1912)
First transatlantic flight (1919)
American Cancer Society founded (1913)
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) founded (1914)
D. W. Griffith films Birth of a Nation (1915)
Influenza epidemic kills 21.64 million people in Europe, America, and the Orient (1918)
First radio station - KDKA in Pittsburgh (1920)
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (1911)
Dubliners by James Joyce (1914)
Prufrock and Other Observations by T. S. Eliot (1917)
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)
Wrigley Field completed in Chicago (1914)
National Hockey League organized (1917)
National Football League organized (1920)
  1900-1909 Return to start 

Home Browse Search Title Pages Timeline About Sheet Music

A project of the Digital Scriptorium
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University
URL: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sheetmusic/