- Founding of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
Ivan Pavlov awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work on the physiology of digestion, first Russian to win a Nobel Prize
John William Strutt [Lord Rayleigh] and William Ramsay are presented with the Nobel Prize for Physics for their discovery of Argon
- King Peter I of Serbia named nationalist regime
- James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies