On This Day

Historical Events in January 1901

  • 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 New South Wales (918) defeat South Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
  • Jan 10 Oil discovered at Spindletop, Beaumont, marking the start of the Texas oil boom (gusher age)

Catholic Encyclical

Jan 18 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re

Theater Premiere

Jan 21 Clyde Fitch's play "The Climbers" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Jan 22 After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series & begins King Edward VII series

  • 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 generals Jan Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river, Transvaal

Historic Event

Jan 31 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater

  • Jan 31 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias edge Montreal Shamrocks, 2-1 to sweep challenge series, 2-0
  • Jan 31 Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, dissolved on September 7, 1900, by Emperor Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections sees the defeat of extremists