1908
THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

WHILE IN THE WORLD ...

''Pop'' Squires buys the newspaper ''Las Vegas Age''.
Charles ''Pop'' Squires, finally convinced by the offer of C.W. Nicklin, acquires the newspaper ''Las Vegas Age''.

Elizabeth Weir comes to South Nevada.
Jeanne Elizabeth Weir, the lady who will found the Nevada Historical Society, comes to South Nevada.

The Las Vegas Opera House.
The first Las Vegas Opera House is opened on the second floor of the Thomas department store.

The birth of ''Model T''.
Henry Ford starts the production of his Model T, the first car sold a affordable prices. Ford's secret is the mass production using an assembly line.

The origin of ''Boy Scouts''.
Robert Baden-Powell, a british inspector, publishes the handbook ''Scouting for Boys'', that represents the act of foundation of the Boys Scouts.
This is a kind of a pre-military organization in which the young people are trained to sports as well as to a moral behavior.

The new emperor of China.
At the age of two Pu Yi becomes the new emperor (the last one) of China.

Assassination of King Carlos I.
The king of Portugal, Carlos I, is killed together with the crown prince. This assassination will open the way to the republic, that will be proclaimed two years later.

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