Historical Events in 1900 (Part 2)

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  • Aug 7 Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
  • Aug 8 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later
  • Aug 10 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0)
  • Aug 14 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht)
  • Aug 15 The Boxer Rebellion: In China, the Empress, her family and court retainers flee while foreign troops move through Peking in an attempt to quell the rebellion
  • Aug 15 Russian troops advance further unto Manchuria
  • Aug 19 Start of the one & only olympic cricket match, in Paris
  • Aug 20 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
  • Aug 20 Japan's primary school law is amended to provide for four years of mandatory schooling.
  • Aug 21 20th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats William Larned (6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2)
  • Aug 23 National Negro Business League organizes (Boston)
  • Aug 27 Gabriel Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers
  • Aug 27 Battle of Bergendal: General Buller defeats the Boer under general Louis Botha
  • Aug 29 Gaetano Bresci, the assassin of King Umberto I of Italy, is tried and sentenced to life imprisonment; he will commit suicide in jail on 22 May 1901
  • Aug 30 Last 2,000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt, South Africa, freed
  • Aug 31 British troops over run Johannesburg
  • Aug 31 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
  • Sep 1 Cumann na nGaedheal (Irish Council) founded by Arthur Griffith in order to promote a buy Irish campaign
  • Sep 2 Telegraph use between Germany & US begins
  • Sep 2 A large demonstration by Nationalists in Dublin's Phoenix Park demand that Ireland be free of British rule
  • Sep 3 With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa
  • Sep 3 Russian troops now control both sides of the Amur River on the Russo-Manchurian boundary
  • Sep 5 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad
  • Sep 6 British General Buller occupies Lydenburg, South Africa
  • Sep 8 6,000 killed when a hurricane & tidal wave strikes Galveston, Texas
  • Sep 10 20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)
  • Sep 11 President of Transvaal Paul Kruger crosses border into Mozambique
  • Sep 13 Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
  • Sep 14 There are now 62,000 foreign troops in Peking and nearby cities, still defeating Boxer Rebels.
  • Sep 15 A Boer delegation issues an appeal at the Hague, Netherlands, that the major powers intervene in the war in South Africa
  • Sep 17 Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
  • Sep 17 Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
  • Sep 17 USA, Anthracite coal miners go out on strike for better wages until the October 25, by which time the owners are persuaded that their stand is harming President McKinley's campaign
  • Sep 27 Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St NYC
  • 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
  • Nov 3 First US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • Nov 5 Under US military control since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention
  • Nov 6 Battle at Bothaville: Major General Charles Knox beats Boers

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Republican US President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Nov 7 Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.

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Nov 7 In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Nov 8 Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published
  • Nov 9 China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration
  • Nov 12 World's Fair (Exposition Universelle) in Paris closes (50 million visitors) - Art Nouveau style dominates
  • Nov 13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • Nov 17 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery
  • Nov 22 Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France
  • Nov 29 General Horatio Kitchener assumes command of the British forces in South Africa from General Lord Roberts
  • Nov 30 A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
  • Nov 30 The First Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by the President having examined possible routes for a canal, issues its report favoring that through Nicaragua over the Panama route
  • Dec 1 Exiled South African President of Transvaal Paul Kruger visits Flanders and on the same day is declined a visit from the German Kaiser
  • Dec 1 Portifiro Diaz is inaugurated for his 6th consecutive term as President of Mexico
  • Dec 2 Exiled South African President of Transvaal Paul Kruger arrives in Germany, though the Kaiser refuses the meet him
  • Dec 7 Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body radiation.
  • Dec 9 President Paul Kruger of South Africa's Transvaal & Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands have a triumphant procession
  • Dec 12 National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Voice & Sing", composed
  • Dec 13 Battle of Nooitgedacht: Boer generals De La Reyand Smuts defeat a British brigade under the command of Major General R. Clements
  • Dec 14 Birth of Quantum Physics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.
  • Dec 14 France and Italy sign a secret agreement by which Italy recognizes France's right to exploit Morocco in return for France's conceding her the same right in Tripoli
  • Dec 16 Boer army under gen Kritzinger take Cape colony
  • Dec 16 A National Civic Federation is formed in the US to arbitrate labor disputes
  • Dec 17 1st prize of 100,00 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy
  • Dec 17 New Ellis Island Immigration station completed costing $1.5 million
  • Dec 17 Pope Leo XIII closes the 'Holy Door' of St Peter's in Rome, ending the Jubilee Year of 1900
  • Dec 18 The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.
  • Dec 19 Kitchener offers protections to all Boers who will surrender and asks the Dutch community of Pretoria to convey this offer, but leaders in the field refuse to surrender; although organised military operations are largely over, the guerrilla war continues
  • Dec 20 Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)

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Dec 21 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Michael Kramer" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Dec 23 As American forces defeat the Filipino insurgents and impose civil authority, some Filipinos form a Federal Party with a platform recognizing US sovereignty
  • Dec 24 Herman Heijermans' "Hope of Blessing" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Dec 24 The French Chamber of Deputies and Senate pass a bill calling for an end to agitation or prosecutions against those involved in the Dreyfus affair, which has divided France since 1894
  • Dec 24 Foreign powers present the Chinese Empress with their list of 'irrevocable conditions' before their nations will withdraw troops from China
  • Dec 25 Arthur Schnitzler's "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany
  • Dec 27 Carrie Nation's 1st public smashing of a bar (Carey Hotel, Wichita KS)
  • Dec 29 General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia