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)

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Jan 18 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope
Leo XIII

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

Playwright Clyde Fitch
Playwright
Clyde Fitch

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
King of England Edward VII
King of England
Edward VII
  • 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

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

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 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