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A Car For Every Year – Part 2 – From 1901 to 1920

This is the second in an ongoing series of “A Car for Every Year”.
Part one covers the period 1886 to 1900. Part two covers the period 1901 – 1920 and thereafter each part covers a period of 10 years up until 1999. That ties in with our annual car show competition rules, and the fact that we only judge vehicles built in 1999 or prior.

From 1901 the Motor car began to look more like something we could recognize, and improvements in mechanical design and coach-works were an everyday occurrence.

AS THE POSTS TO FOLLOW ARE COMPLETED LINKS WILL BE ADDED
A Car For Every Year – Part 1 – 1886 to 1900
A Car For Every Year – Part 2 – 1901 to 1920
A Car For Every Year – Part 3 – 1921 to 1930
A Car For Every Year – Part 4 – 1931 to 1940
A Car For Every Year – Part 5 – 1941 to 1950
A Car For Every Year – Part 6 – 1951 to 1960 (to follow)
A Car For Every Year – Part 7 – 1961 to 1970 (to follow)
A Car For Every Year – Part 8 – 1971 to 1980 (to follow)
A Car For Every Year – Part 9 – 1981 to 1990 (to follow)
A Car For Every Year – Part 10 – 1991 to 1999 (to follow)


Other events in World History

1901 – Death of Queen Victoria
1901 – Edward VII comes to English throne
1902 – Eruption of Mount Pelée, Martinique where between 29,000 and 30,000 people died overnight
1903 – Wright Brothers (Wilbur and Orville) make first controlled flight in an aeroplane 17 Dec 1903

Diamond of the day

1904 – Ivan Petrovich Pavlov wins Nobel Prize for work on animal behaviour
1905 – Albert Einstein develops special theory of relativity
1906 – Death of French artist Paul Cézanne

1907 – Death of Norwegian Composer Edvard Grieg
1908 – Lord Baden-Powell founds Boy Scouts and Girl Guides
1909 – American Robert Peary first to reach North Pole (There is some dispute about Peary’s claim as later expeditions allege he was 69 km off the mark.

1910 – Death of Florence Nightingale (nurse and hospital reformer)
1911 – Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes first to reach South Pole
1912 – African National Congress (ANC) formed in South Africa

1913 – Rabindranath Tagore From Bengal, India, receives Nobel Prize for Literature. He was the first person outside Europe to be awarded a Nobel prize
1914 – First World War – Germany and Austria vs Britain, France and Russia
1915 – WW 1 Continues with huge loss of military and civilian life.

1916 – Albert Einstein publishes General Theory of Relativity
1917 – US enters First World War and the balance tips in Allies’ favour
1918 – End of First World War
1918 – Spanish influenza pandemic (30 to 50 million killed worldwide)

1919 – Prohibition of alcohol in North America legislation passed (18th Amendment)
1920 – Start of the Soviet – Polish War


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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION

1901 Peugeot Type 36 – Arnaud 25 [Public domain]
1902 Peugeot Type 37  – Roland Turner [CC BY-SA 2.0]
1903 Rambler –  Krzysztof Marek Wlodarczyk [ CC BY-SA 4.0]
1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash – DougW [Public domain]
1905 Rolls Royce 10hp – Terry Whalebone [CC BY-SA 2.0]
1906 Mercedes Simplex – Enslin [CC BY-SA 2.5]
1907 Austin – Mark Brown [CC BY-SA 2.0]
1908 Model T Touring – Jackdude 101 [CC BY-SA 4.0]
1909 Lancia Beta Torpedo – Semnoz [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1910 Opel 4-8 Doktorwagen – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1911 Wanderer Puppchen – MartinHansV [Public domain]
1912 Audi Type C – MartinHansV [Public domain]
1913 Praga Alfa – Alf van Beem [CCO]
1914 Chevrolet Light 6 – Trainguy 1 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1915 Chevrolet 490 – Lglswe [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1916 Cadillac Type 53 Cabriolet – Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1917 Mitsubishi Model A – TTTNIS [ Public domain ]
1918 Studebaker Special Six –  eric.hart [CC BY 2.0]
1919 Peugeot Type 159 – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 4.0]
1920 Blériot-Whippet – [Public Domain]