Historical Events in March 1901

  • 2nd Hawaii's 1st telegraph company opens
  • 2nd The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.
  • 3rd US Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce
  • 4th 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-National Intelligencer)

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4th William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as US president; Theodore |Roosevelt serves as Vice President

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • 4th Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends

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6th In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 11th Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • 12th Ground is broken for Boston's 1st AL ballpark (Huntington Ave Grounds)
  • 14th 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
  • 14th Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with England in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria
  • 15th Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th
  • 17th Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands

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17th At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death

  • 23rd Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
  • 25th 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa
  • 29th Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first parliamentary election
  • 29th 63rd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Grudon wins