What Happened in 1901 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 187 of 187

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Jul 4 William Howard Taft, former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft

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Jul 12 Cy Young wins his 300th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 12 Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the non-union Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47
  • Jul 12 In Germany a group of 104 aristocrats present a deceleration against dueling, though the tradition will go on
  • Jul 15 NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
  • Jul 16 The Fawcett Commission headed by Millicent Fawcett is established as a result of an outcry against the treatment of Afrikaners in concentration camps during the South African War
  • Jul 20 Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony
  • Jul 22 Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
  • Jul 22 British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case
  • Jul 24 O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
  • Jul 25 Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War
  • Jul 31 Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands
  • Aug 1 Burials within San Francisco City limits prohibited
  • Aug 5 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
  • Aug 6 Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
  • Aug 9 34-35°N/98-99°W open for US colonization
  • Aug 10 Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
  • Aug 12 Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
  • Aug 14 SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70
  • Aug 14 The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • Aug 15 Arch Rock, a danger to San Francisco Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro
  • Aug 15 Great Britain issues a proclamation calling on the Boers to surrender by 15 September or face banishment and confiscation of their property
  • Aug 17 The Royal Titles Act adds the words 'and the British Dominions beyond the Seas' to the monarch's style
  • Aug 20 The Fawcett Commission visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony
  • Aug 21 Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an umpire
  • Aug 22 Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • Aug 27 21st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Aug 30 Hubert Cecil Booth patents vacuum cleaner
  • Sep 1 Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange

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Sep 2 Theodore Roosevelt advises "Speak softly & carry a big stick"

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Sep 3 Boer General Smuts enters Kiba Drift in Cape Colony
  • Sep 5 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms

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Sep 6 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • Sep 7 Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
  • Sep 12 Arabs attack Gedara Palestine
  • Sep 14 Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the youngest man to serve as US President, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo
  • Sep 16 Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.
  • Sep 17 Battle of Blood River Port: Boer Gen Botha beats Major Gough's cavalry
  • Sep 17 Battle at Elands River Port: Boer Gen Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers
  • Sep 19 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of Pres William McKinley
  • Sep 26 Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
  • Sep 26 Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • Sep 28 Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed
  • Oct 2 First Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow
  • Oct 4 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup
  • Oct 12 Theodore Roosevelt renames "Executive Mansion" as "The White House"
  • Oct 14 Justin Huntly McCarthy's "If I were King" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16 Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan's position against Russians
  • Oct 18 Belgium's Louise of den Plas begins activities towards women rights
  • Oct 19 Edward Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March" premieres in Liverpool
  • Oct 19 Santos-Dumont proves airship manoeuverable by circling Eiffel Tower
  • Oct 24 First woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
  • Oct 25 Joseph Chamberlain, British Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany leads to widespread agitation against the British and breakdown of negotiations for Anglo-German alliance
  • Oct 26 First recorded use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
  • Oct 27 1st complete performance of Debussy's "Nocturnes"
  • Oct 29 In Amherst, Massachusetts, nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • Oct 30 Battle at Bakenlaagte: Lieutenant-Colonel Benson's British unit vs Boers
  • Nov 1 Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
  • Nov 4 Clyde Fitch's "Way of the World" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 7 A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
  • Nov 8 Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • Nov 11 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
  • Nov 13 The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 15 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Nov 15 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 16 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
  • Nov 18 The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty
  • Nov 20 Opera "Grisélidis" is produced (Paris)
  • Nov 21 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden
  • Nov 26 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa

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Nov 27 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der rote Hahn" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 27 U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain
  • Nov 28 Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premieres
  • Nov 29 East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved & opened
  • Dec 2 King Camp Gillette begins selling safety razor blades
  • Dec 3 Milwaukee is dropped from the AL & replaced by St Louis Browns
  • Dec 4 Anne Russell's 'Girl and the judge' premieres in NYC
  • Dec 10 First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)

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Dec 10 First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Dec 12 Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland, Canada

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Dec 13 Test debut of S F Barnes v Aust SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
  • Dec 14 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)
  • Dec 16 Boer general Kritzinger captured
  • Dec 24 Private companies allowed to use the word "postcard" in the US. Previously they were labelled "Private Mailing Cards" and known as "souvenir cards".
  • Dec 25 Battle at Tweefontein: British force camped on a hill is surprised by a Boer attack at 2am
  • Dec 31 In the first election under their new constitution, Cuba elects a Congress and their first president, Tomas Estrada Palma

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 386

  • Apr 1 Boris Koutzen, composer
  • Apr 1 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • Apr 2 Anis Fuleihan, composer
  • Apr 4 Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 5 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist
  • Apr 5 Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)
  • Apr 5 Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], Macon Ga, actor (Hud, Ghost Story)
  • Apr 6 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer
  • Apr 6 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Catholic (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)
  • Apr 11 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer (typewriter)
  • Apr 11 Glenway Wescott, US writer (Apartment in Athens)
  • Apr 11 Theodor Rogalski, composer
  • Apr 12 Lowell Stockman, American representative (d. 1962)
  • Apr 13 René-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
  • Apr 13 Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
  • Apr 14 Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, German writer, born in Plauen (d. 1990)
  • Apr 15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • Apr 16 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen)
  • Apr 16 Leo Poos, nazi police officer (caught Dutch underground agents)
  • Apr 17 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, born in Ceylon (d. 1993)
  • Apr 18 Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
  • Apr 20 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist
  • Apr 21 Julian Bautista, composer
  • Apr 23 E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist (d. 1988)
  • Apr 25 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, composer
  • Apr 28 Corry Vonk, [Cornelia D], wife of Wim Kan (ABC-cabaret)
  • Apr 29 George Osborne Sayles, historian
  • Apr 29 Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (1926-89)
  • Apr 30 Simon Kuznets, Ukrainian-born economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)
  • May 1 Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • May 1 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)
  • May 2 Lev N Lunts, Russia, writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth)
  • May 2 Bob Wyatt, English cricket player (1927-37), born in Surrey (d. 1995)
  • May 2 Willi Bredel, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1964)
  • May 3 Gino Cervi, Bologna Italy, actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja)
  • May 5 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • May 7 Gary Cooper, Montana, actor (2 Acad Awards-Sgt York, High Noon)
  • May 7 L T Coggeshall, medical scientist/ US Secretary of HEW (1956-58)
  • May 7 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron/composer
  • May 8 Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
  • May 9 Fuzzy Knight, Fairmont WV, actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady)
  • May 9 George Duckworth, cricket wicket-keeper (England late 20's early 30's)
  • May 10 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist
  • May 11 Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)
  • May 12 Hyam Greenbaum, composer
  • May 14 Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951)
  • May 15 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
  • May 17 Werner Egk, Auchsesheim Germany, composer (Die Zaubergeige)
  • May 18 Harry Robert Wilson, composer
  • May 18 Henri-Pierre Sauguet, Bordeaux France, composer (La Chotte)
  • May 18 Vincent du Vigneaud, US biochemist
  • May 19 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • May 20 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)
  • May 20 Otto Waldis, Austria, actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World)
  • May 21 Horace Heidt, Alameda California, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon)
  • May 21 Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
  • May 22 Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • May 23 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • May 24 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
  • May 25 Milenko Zivkovic, composer
  • May 27 Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)
  • May 30 Cornelia Otis Skinner, Chic, writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay)
  • May 31 Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • Jun 1 John W Van Duren, playwright (I Remember Mama)
  • Jun 1 John Van Druten, English screen writer (d. 1957)
  • Jun 1 Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
  • Jun 2 Michael Todd, producer (Around the World in 80 Days)
  • Jun 3 Maurice Evans, Dorchester England, actor (Maurice-Bewitched)

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Jun 5 Anastasia Nikolaevna, Daughter of the last Russian Tsar, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)

Grand Duchess of Russia Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Nikolaevna

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Jun 6 Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), born in Surabaya, Java (d. 1970)

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Jun 8 Lena Baker, American murderer (d. 1945)
  • Jun 9 George Price, cartoonist
  • Jun 9 Marion Gering, actress (Sarumba, Rumba, Ready for Love, 24 Hours)
  • Jun 10 Frederick Loewe, Austrian-born composer (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist (Obscure Blood)
  • Jun 13 Tage F Erlander, Swedish premier (1946-69)
  • Jun 15 Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer
  • Jun 16 Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jun 16 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, born in Lohn, Schaffhausen (d. 1989)
  • Jun 18 Jimmy Dale, Bronx orchestra leader (Sonny & Cher), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 Llewellyn Rees, British theater actor (Invisible Creature)
  • Jun 19 Edward Lambert, British diplomat
  • Jun 20 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), born in Hiroshima (d. 1995)
  • Jun 22 Jack Whiting, actor/singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 22 Naunton Wayne, Wales, actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession)
  • Jun 22 Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), Wolmaransstad, Transvaal, poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch
  • Jun 23 Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador
  • Jun 23 Paul Verhoeven, Unna Germany, director
  • Jun 24 Harry Partch, composer (Oedipus), born in Oakland, California
  • Jun 25 Adolf Brunner, composer
  • Jun 26 Stuart Symington, (Sen-D-Mo)
  • Jun 26 William Busch, composer
  • Jun 29 Frieda Inescort, actress (Pride & Prejudice), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jun 29 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor
  • Jun 29 Nelson Eddy, Providence RI, baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald)

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Jun 30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Jul 1 Irna Phillips, created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois

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