Construction of the Erie Canal is completed, creating a navigable route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.
The Wright Brothers conduct the first powered airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
All agricultural fairs in the state, including the Topsfield Fair, are cancelled because of a worldwide influenza pandemic.
The Nineteenth Amendment gives American women the right to vote.
The Fair expands to a 5 day fair!
World War II comes to an end.
On October 6, 1976, Jody Nason, 6 weeks old, was named the youngest life member of the Essex Agricultural Society!
The last pari-mutuel dog racing event was held at the Topsfield Fair, after more than 30 years of racing there.
The Topsfield Fair hosts its first All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off.
The Topsfield Fair weighs the first one-ton pumpkin, setting a new world record!