Historical Events in October 1900

  • Oct 3 Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
  • Oct 4 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Problem of Thor Bridge" (BG)
  • Oct 4 In a final confrontation, some 4000 Ashantis are defeated by the British in Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • Oct 5 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill
  • Oct 6 Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)
  • Oct 7 The term "orienteering" is first used for an event
  • Oct 9 8.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska
  • Oct 10 Foreign ministers in Peking begin their first serious negotiations over what conditions their nations will impose on the Chinese after putting down the Boxer uprising
  • Oct 10 In Manchuria, Russia captures the major city of Mukden, part of their own plan to take over the whole province

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Oct 12 The first modern submarine is commissioned by the U.S.Navy as the USS Holland, named for its designer John Philip Holland

  • Oct 16 Queen Wilhelmina leaves duke Heinrich "Henry" von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • Oct 16 Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, agreeing to maintain territorial integrity of China and support 'open door' policy called for by US Secretary of State
  • Oct 18 Count Bernard von Bulow becomes Chancellor of Germany, famous for first referring to Germany's need for 'place in the sun' and global empire
  • Oct 19 Painter Henry O Tanner wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition
  • Oct 19 South African President of Transvaal Paul Kruger departs for Europe
  • Oct 24 General Redvers Buller returns to England
  • Oct 25 Great Britain annexes the former Boer South African Republic, renaming it the Transvaal Colony
  • Oct 28 After over 5 months second Olympic games in Paris, France, close
  • Oct 30 First-ever US auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in NYC
  • Oct 31 AL pres Ban Johnson writes to NL pres Nick Young seeking peace