On This Day

June 26, 1900 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
  • Japan mobilizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising in China and to advance their long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
  • The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia's behavior there

Birthdays in History

  • Jo Spier [Joseph Spier], Dutch cartoonist and water color painter, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1978)