- Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.
- US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them
- John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra), born in Southampton Row, Holborn, London (d. 1970)
- John Cobb, British speed record holder (World Land Speed Record 1938-39, 47), born in Esher, Surrey, England (d. 1952)
- Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (killed at Battle of Tirad Pass) (b. 1875)