Thousands congregate to City Oval to see the Highland Pipe Contest and, under the auspices of South Street, watch celebrated aeronaut, ‘Wizard Stone,’ attempt to take off in a monoplane. It does not go well, with Wizard and the plane sustaining minor injuries.

The Titanic sinks on her maiden voyage from England to New York and Ballarat erects the Titanic Memorial Bandstand in the following year to commemorate the stoic musicians who continued to play as the ship sank.

Sponsor of South Street’s Sutton Shield, Henry Sutton dies. A remarkable inventor, Sutton was credited with many early innovations including light bulbs, photo printing and the early transmission of images, which would later be used as the foundation for developing television 35 years later.

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