1900 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

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  • 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 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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Deaths in History

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