1903 Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water
1904 The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
1904 The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy
1906 Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif
1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
1907 Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka" premieres in St Petersburg
1909 Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Virginia
1911 The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs
1912 J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
1916 The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'