What Happened in 1901

Significant Events

  • Feb 2 Queen Victoria's funeral takes place in St. George's Chapel
  • Mar 17 At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death
  • Mar 29 Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first parliamentary election
  • Jun 24 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris
  • Sep 6 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York
  • Dec 10 First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to Red Cross founder Jean Henri Dunant and peace activist Frederic Passy
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