San Francisco, 1910
Angel Island opens as an immigration station where predominantly Chinese immigrants are processed. At this "first stop," some immigrants are kept isolated for months at a time.
At Dominguez Hills in Southern California, newspaper magnate William R. Hearst sponsors the first ever Air Meet, where pilot Louis Paulhan sets the record for altitude at 4,149 feet.
United States, 1910
In a bold political maneuver, the House of Representatives votes against apportioning funds to provide Vice President Sherman with an automobile.