Historical Events in January 1901

  • Jan 1 The Commonwealth of Australia is formed when the British (Imperial) Parliament Act, the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900, comes into effect
  • Jan 8 New South Wales score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
  • Jan 9 NSW (918) defeat S Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
  • Jan 10 Oil discovered in Texas
  • Jan 18 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
  • Jan 21 Clyde Fitch's "Climbers" premieres in NYC

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Jan 22 After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series & begins King Edward VII series

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • Jan 24 1st games played in baseball's American League
  • Jan 24 Emily Hobhouse views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children
  • Jan 24 Denmark and the US sign a treaty under which Denmark will sell the Danish West Indies to the USA for $5 million, but the sale will be postponed until 1917
  • Jan 31 Boer generals Jan Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river, Transvaal

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Jan 31 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Jan 31 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montreal Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • Jan 31 Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, disolved on 7 September 1900 by Emperor Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections have defeated extremists