1901 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 145 of 145


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • Sep 7 Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
  • Sep 12 Arabs attack Gedara Palestine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the youngest man to serve as US President, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Sep 16 Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 French painter Paul Gauguin settles in Atuona in the Marquesas Islands

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • Sep 17 Battle of Blood River Port: Boer Gen Botha beats Major Gough's cavalry
  • Sep 17 Battle at Elands River Port: Boer Gen Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers
  • Sep 26 Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
  • Sep 26 Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • Sep 28 Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed
  • Oct 2 First Royal Navy submarine launched at Barrow-in-Furness
  • Oct 12 Theodore Roosevelt renames "Executive Mansion" as "The White House"
  • Oct 14 Justin Huntly McCarthy's "If I were King" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 16 Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan's position against Russians
  • Oct 18 Belgium's Louise of den Plas begins activities towards women rights

  • Oct 19 Santos-Dumont proves airship manoeuverable by circling Eiffel Tower
  • Oct 24 First woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
  • Oct 25 Joseph Chamberlain, British Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany leads to widespread agitation against the British and breakdown of negotiations for Anglo-German alliance
  • Oct 26 First recorded use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
  • Oct 29 In Amherst, Massachusetts, nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • Oct 30 Battle at Bakenlaagte: Lieutenant-Colonel Benson's British unit vs Boers
  • Nov 1 Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
  • Nov 4 Clyde Fitch's "Way of the World" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 7 A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
  • Nov 8 Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • Nov 11 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
  • Nov 13 The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
  • Nov 16 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Booker T. Washington and his family are invited to dine at the White House with Teddy and Edith Roosevelt, prompting condemnation from the South

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Nov 18 The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty
  • Nov 26 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa

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Nov 27 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der rote Hahn" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 27 U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain
  • Nov 29 East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved & opened

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 King C. Gillette begins selling safety razor blades

Businessman and Inventor King C. Gillette
Businessman and Inventor
King C. Gillette
  • Dec 3 Milwaukee is dropped from the AL & replaced by St Louis Browns
  • Dec 10 First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to Red Cross founder Jean Henri Dunant and peace activist Frederic Passy

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Dec 12 Guglielmo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland, Canada

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

  • Dec 16 Boer general Kritzinger captured
  • Dec 24 Private companies allowed to use the word "postcard" in the US. Previously they were labelled "Private Mailing Cards" and known as "souvenir cards".
  • Dec 25 Battle at Tweefontein: British force camped on a hill is surprised by a Boer attack at 2am
  • Dec 31 In the first election under their new constitution, Cuba elects a Congress and their first president, Tomas Estrada Palma

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 187 of 187

  • Jun 23 Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador
  • Jun 23 Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish poet, novelist, recognized as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature (A Mind at Peace, The Time Regulation Institute), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1962)
  • Jun 26 Stuart Symington, U.S. senator from Missouri (1953–76), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1988)

Person of interestWillie Sutton

Jun 30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Jul 1 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist
  • Jul 5 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Jul 8 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist
  • Jul 9 Barbara Cartland, English romance author (Camfield #69), born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (d. 2000)
  • Jul 13 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • Jul 15 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
  • Jul 17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • Jul 20 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
  • Jul 25 Walter Breedveld, Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Jul 31 Jean Debuffet, French painter and sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1985)
  • Aug 3 Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Cardinal, born in Zuzela, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1981)
  • Aug 8 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), born in Canton, South Dakota (d. 1958)
  • Aug 14 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
  • Aug 15 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68), born in Penonomé, Coclé, Panama (d. 1988)
  • Aug 15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt, Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Aug 15 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1975)

Person of interestSalvatore Quasimodo

Aug 20 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • Aug 23 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Aug 23 John Sherman Cooper, American politician and U.S. Ambassador to East Germany, born in Somerset, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Aug 26 Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
  • Aug 26 Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
  • Aug 26 Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 28 Cees Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1981)
  • Aug 30 John Gunther, American author and host (John Gunther's High Road), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • Aug 30 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • Sep 2 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
  • Sep 4 Paul Osborn, American playwright (Mornings at 7), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1988)

Person of interestWilliam Lyons

Sep 4 William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1985)

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • Sep 6 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Sep 8 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66) who was assassinated in 1966, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Sep 15 Sir Donald Bailey, British engineer (d. 1985)
  • Sep 16 CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)
  • Sep 17 Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
  • Sep 22 Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1997)
  • Sep 22 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin (d. 1932)
  • Sep 23 Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, born in Antwerp (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984)
  • Sep 28 Friedrichs, mathematician
  • Sep 28 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestEnrico Fermi

Sep 29 Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist, gone fission, fermium (Nobel 1938), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1954)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • Sep 29 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)
  • Oct 2 Christopher Clarkson, British test pilot, born in Dunsfold, Surrey (d. 1994)
  • Oct 2 Roy Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1957)
  • Oct 2 Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, born in Windsor, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Oct 4 [Robert] Carroll Nye, American actor (Gone with the Wind), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • Oct 5 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam (WWII), born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1971)
  • Oct 7 Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos (1951–54, 1956–58, 1960 and 1962–75), born in Luang Phrabang, Laos (d. 1984)
  • Oct 10 Alberto Giacometti, Swiss-French painter and sculptor, born in Borgonovo, Stampa, Graubünden, Switzerland (d. 1966)
  • Oct 13 Benjamin Merkelbach, Dutch architect and city builder of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • Oct 14 Willem A. Wagenaar, Dutch journalist and writer (Shanghai) (d. 1968)
  • Oct 15 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1964)
  • Oct 15 Hermann Abs, German banker to Adolf Hitler & Konrad Adenauer and director of Deutsche Bank (1938-45), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Oct 15 Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, English soldier, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Oct 19 Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)
  • Oct 21 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)
  • Oct 28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (d. 1979)

Person of interestAndré Malraux

Nov 3 André Malraux [Berger], French novelist and art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • Nov 3 Leopold III [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951) (d. 1983)
  • Nov 4 Princess Bang-ja of Korea (d. 1989)
  • Nov 4 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (d. 1974)
  • Nov 8 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
  • Nov 9 John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist
  • Nov 11 Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
  • Nov 11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)
  • Nov 17 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)

Person of interestGeorge Gallup

Nov 18 George Gallup, American survey sampling pioneer and inventor of the Gallup poll, born in Jefferson, Iowa (d. 1984)

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup
  • Nov 24 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
  • Nov 25 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1948)
  • Nov 26 Philippus J Idenburg, Dutch statistician
  • Dec 5 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Dec 5 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (d. 1980)
  • Dec 7 A F [Tony] Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944))
  • Dec 9 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian-born writer (d. 1938)
  • Dec 9 Jean Mermoz, French pilot (d. 1936)
  • Dec 10 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
  • Dec 13 John Wijga, painter/illustrator
  • Dec 14 Paul I, King of Greece (1947-64)

Person of interestMargaret Mead

Dec 16 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
  • Dec 19 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, American anthropologist and novelist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • Dec 20 Louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20]
  • Dec 20 Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)
  • Dec 21 Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer
  • Dec 25 Alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II

Weddings in History


Deaths in History