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The American Experience

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Fifteen million children in the US attend public schools. Beyond the basics, there is little consensus concerning what they should be taught. (North America)

TR An essay written by Theodore Roosevelt praising football is published around the time of the death of a football player at Lake Forest University in Illinois who is killed during a game. (Midwest/US)

A deadly hurricane ravages Galveston, Texas, killing between 6,000 and 8,000. (Southwest/US)

In Atlanta a controversy erupts when members of the Grand Army of the Republic protest the use of school books that show the Federal government in a bad light and include a history of the Civil War sympathetic to the Confederate cause. (Southeast/US)

Fourteen hundred kilos of opium, worth nearly $20,000, is seized as it is being brought into harbor at Havana, Cuba. (Central America/Caribbean)

Coal miners, led by John Mitchell, stage a massive strike in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. (Northeast/US)

The United States offers to purchase the Danish West Indies to use as a naval coaling station. The Danish Parliament holds out for a higher offer. The deal is not completed until 1917. (North America)

Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright conduct flight experiments at Kittyhawk, North Carolina. (Southeast/US)

The British Commonwealth of Australia is declared official and joins a federal union of six British colonies. (Australia)

Lack of seating space forces Atlanta public schools to turn away some 400 students. (Southeast/US)

Hennepin County, Minnesota, holds the US's first direct primary. (Midwest/US)

With a record of 82 wins and 54 losses, the Brooklyn Dodgers capture the National League pennant. (Northeast/US)

Working in Cuba, Army Surgeon Dr. Walter Reed conducts experiments determining that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes. Reed's work confirms a theory first proposed by Dr. Carlos Finlay of Havana in 1881. (Central America/Caribbean)

The Duke of Abruzzi's polar expedition returns to Norway and announces to the world that it had reached a destination at 86 degrees, 33 minutes north latitude, the highest point reached to date. (Europe)

In Bradford, England, Sir William H. Preece announces at the British Association for the Advancement of Science that he has successfully conveyed audible speech 6 to 8 miles without the use of wires. (Europe)

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