Here are some one liners...
The Colt M1911 Wins! -- The 1911 is selected as the US military sidearm.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire -- A fire breaks out in a sweat shop and a lot of teenage girls die.
The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax -- Somehow a casual mention of Eskimo words for snow builds into an urban legend. I talk about Margaret Mead and gender switching roles.
Notable Births -- L. Ron Hubbard, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, and others.
In Other News -- The 1st sea plane, the 1st aircraft carrier landing, the 1st air strike, the 1st plane shot down and the richest black man in the USA dies.
The Colt M1911 Wins!The competition has been fierce between the Colt M1911 designed by John Browning and the "Ten Shots Quick!" Savage 1907. The US military has set it's heart on a .45 caliber side arm. Six manufacturers submitted their designs for testing, but that was soon reduced to three. The Luger was dropped after the DWM Company refused to accommodate the changes the US government asked for. (Frankly, DWM thought they were being jerked around, and maybe that was true.) That left Colt and Savage. In the end, the 1911 came through the testing with fewer faults. The Savage pistols were returned, and the Colt became the service pistol for the US military until the 1970s when the military judged the 1911 to be getting a little long in the tooth. The Colt M1911 is still used by some forces today, and has fostered many clones in the civilian market, some better than others. The 1911 is favored by the survivalist for its reliability, availability of parts, and the use of the popular .45 ACP round. It also looks wicked cool.   
The Triangle Shirtwaist FireThey scream and scream, but nothing can be done. If they can get out in the first 5 minutes, they are saved. Within 10 minutes, maybe or maybe not. Thereafter, they are dead. You must have heard what happened. Young teenage girls working feverishly to get their quota of sewing done before the workday ended. They are locked into the loft from the outside, presumably to keep union organizers out. Certainly it keeps the girls inside and working. 15 minutes before the end of the work day, someone accidentally drops a cigarette. The remnants of cloth and thread are spread all across the floor. Before they know it, the flames are upon them. The girls on the 8th floor try to put out the fire. They really try, but soon the water is gone. Some run to the fire escape, but it gives way under their weight. They plunge to their deaths. Others run to the doors that PULL open. They are crushed by the girls behind them PUSHING to get out. Bodies pile up by the doors as the girls are overcome with smoke. All in all, 146 die, half of them teenagers. Workplace safety becomes a subject of grave national interest.  
The Great Eskimo Vocabulary HoaxYou've heard about the many Eskimo words for "snow". It's a hoax. Professor Boas, anthropologist at Columbia University, has mentioned casually that the Inuit Eskimos have four root words for snow and it gets blown out of proportion. English has more than 4 words for snow, yet, with all the other strange rumors about the Inuits, such as wife sharing or abandoning grandpa on an ice flow to be eaten by polar bears, the legend grows about the number of words Inuits have for snow. Soon it is 7 words. Maybe 100 words. These so-called facts make it into articles of Amazing Stuff, and it becomes an urban legend. Professor Boas is really sorry. There is no stopping it.  
- L. Ron Hubbard (Author and founder of Scientology) 
- Ronald Reagan (Actor, union leader, Governor of California, and President of the United States.) 
- Lucille Ball (Star of "I Love Lucy" and producer of "Mission:Impossible" and "Star Trek".)