January 1901 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 general John Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal
  • Jan 31 Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, disolved on 7 September 1900 by Emperor Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections have defeated extremists

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Christine WI Wittewaall van Stoetwegen, Dutch MP (CDD)
  • Jan 2 Robert Marshall, founder (Wilderness Society)
  • Jan 3 Eric Voegelin, Germany, US philosopher (Order & History)
  • Jan 3 Ngo Dinh Diem, pres/dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)
  • Jan 4 C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5 H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
  • Jan 5 Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
  • Jan 8 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
  • Jan 9 Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
  • Jan 11 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
  • Jan 11 Kwon Ki-ok, Korean pilot (d. 1988)
  • Jan 13 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • Jan 13 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (d. 1978)
  • Jan 14 Carlos P Romulo, Philippine general/diplomat/jurist

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Jan 16 Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Jan 16 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
  • Jan 17 Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • Jan 18 Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist
  • Jan 18 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
  • Jan 23 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
  • Jan 29 Allen B DuMont, inventor (perfected commercial practical cathode ray tube)
  • Jan 30 Earl of Huntingdon, mural painter
  • Jan 30 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • Jan 31 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Ignatius Donnelly, US attorney/lt-governor (Minnesota), dies at 69
  • Jan 8 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
  • Jan 9 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  • Jan 10 Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • Jan 14 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (e is transcendent), dies at 78
  • Jan 14 Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian, dies at 57
  • Jan 14 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76

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Jan 16 Hiram R. Revels, American politician, 1st African American Senator, dies at 73

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • Jan 16 Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)
  • Jan 17 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
  • Jan 20 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (b. 1826)
  • Jan 21 Elisha Gray, American inventor (b. 1835)

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Jan 22 Victoria, [Alexandrine], Britain's Queen (1837-1901), dies at 81

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria