1899 Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
1900 Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
1901 1st games played in baseball's American League
1901 Emily Hobhouse views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children
1901 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
1908 Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes "Scouting for Boys" as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.