New York City subway began operating in 1904. The mass transit system was the first in the world to be built underground. Today about 5.4 million rides occur on the subway every workday.
New York State in 1904 became the first state to institute automobile speed limits. Cars could travel ten miles per hour in cities and twenty miles per hour in rural areas.
Cy Young in 1904 pitched baseball’s first perfect game. He did not let any opposing player reach first base. The Cy Young Award for pitching honors him. Children can view a list of Cy Young Award winners at: Cy Young Awards.