Historical Events in February 1900

  • Feb 2 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 3 Rival forces fight for control of the Union Park ball grounds in Balt
  • Feb 3 Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • Feb 5 British troops under Gen Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • Feb 5 The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal
  • Feb 6 The Battle of Vaal Krantz, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • Feb 7 British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • Feb 9 Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • Feb 10 Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec)
  • Feb 14 Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
  • Feb 14 Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
  • Feb 15 General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes
  • Feb 15 British troops relieve Kimberly, South Africa, under siege by the Boers since October 1899
  • Feb 16 1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po-SF)
  • Feb 16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1
  • Feb 18 Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 18 Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured
  • Feb 18 British troops occupy Monte Christo, Natal
  • Feb 19 British troops occupy Hlangwane, Natal
  • Feb 22 Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • Feb 22 Hawaii became a US territory
  • Feb 23 Battle at Hart's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • Feb 23 Steamer "Rio de Janeiro" sinks in SF Bay
  • Feb 27 Battle at Pietershoogte during the Boer War
  • Feb 27 Boer General Cronj√© surrenders to British in Pardenberg, South Africa
  • Feb 27 In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906
  • Feb 28 General Buller's troops relieve Ladysmith Natal