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!