Here are some one liners...
Black Herman and the Dread Pirate Roberts -- The illusionist, "Black Herman" will live on and on and on.
Taking 'Social Responsibility' for a New America -- This book kicks off the Progressive Era.
Notable Births -- Barry Goldwater, Saul Alinsky, Leo Fender, and Ann Southern.
In Other News -- Armenians are murdered, Peary reaches the North Pole, and hairdressers offer permanents.
Black Herman and the Dread Pirate RobertsPrince Herman is dead. His 17-yerar-old assistant, Benjamin Rucker, must carry on, bringing their popular medicine and magic show to the rural South. Benjamin changes his name to "Black Herman" in honor of his mentor, and to inform the public that he is actually black. (One might have noticed once he showed up, but there it is.) His fame will grow and he will become one of the greatest Black magicians of his time. Frankly, he will be good enough for the Las Vegas illusionist Penn Jillette to mention him on TV over 100 years later... which is how "Black Herman" gets honorable mention here. His "buried alive" illusion becomes so familiar to his audience that when he dies on stage, no one will believe it. In fact, his assistant will sell tickets for his funeral. Is there more? You betcha.    
Taking 'Social Responsibility' for a New AmericaIt takes more than a Progressive educational system to turn a self-reliant nation into a sniveling welfare state. To really mess things up you need new laws that will push the public into the light. Herbert Croly publishes the book "The Promise of American Life." He sees America as generally good, but it has lost it's way. Its blundering has caused a lot of damage, and his book is a plea for Americans to take responsibility... social responsibility. (Yes. He uses that exact phrase.) Some sacrifices are required if the Promise of America (what we would call the American Dream) can be fulfilled. The Dream should not remain a lofty goal without a purpose. Americans should not be like the Europeans who, "...encourage an easy, generous, and irresponsible optimism." And so it goes. His writing style is typical of the time... tedious. We might safely ignore this book except that a particularly influential fellow reads the book and loves it... Theodore Roosevelt, Republican. The Progressive Era has begun.  
- Barry Goldwater. (Presidential candidate and author of "The Conscience of a Conservative.") 
- Saul Alinsky. (Community organizer and author of "Rules for Radicals".) 
- Leo Fender (Grab your Stratocasters. It's the founder of Fender Guitars!) 
- Ann Southern. (Actress best known to me as the voice of the Tin Lizzie in "My Mother the Car".) 
In Other News
- 20,000 to 30,000 Armenians are murdered. This is not the Armenian genocide, but it's coming. 
- Robert Peary reaches the North Pole! Maybe. Authorities will go back and forth on this into the modern day.