1916 — Norman Rockwell, illustrator, begins
to create the cover illustrations for The Saturday
Evening Post, continuing until 1963.
Elsewhere that year:
- Electric clocks are introduced.
- Child Labor Laws in South Carolina raise the
minimum age of children for work in mills, factories
and mines, from 12 to 14.
- Brig. Gen. John Thompson invents the submachine
gun, popularly called the “Tommy gun.”
- The first professional golf tournament is held
at Bronxville, N.Y., by the Professional Golfers’
Association, formed earlier in the year