Events in year of 1900

  • 01-01British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria established
  • 01-01Compulsory education in the Netherlands goes into effect
  • 01-02E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montreal)
  • 01-02Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise, " premieres in Paris
  • 01-03Gerhart Hauptmanns "Schluck und Jau, " premieres in Berlin
  • 01-03Perihelion Passage
  • 01-06Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
  • 01-10Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener reach Cape Town
  • 01-12Freeland Colony founded in US
  • 01-15SCNEC soccer team forms
  • 01-24Battle at Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs. British army)
  • 01-29American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
  • 01-29Boers under Joubert beat English at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed
  • 02-02Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 02-03Rival forces fight for control of the Union Park ball grounds in Baltimore
  • 02-05British troops under General Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • 02-06Battle at Vaalkrans, South-Africa (Boers vs. British army)
  • 02-07British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • 02-07Labour Party forms in England
  • 02-09Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • 02-10Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 seconds)
  • 02-14Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
  • 02-15General French relieves Kimberley / Cecil Rhodes
  • 02-161st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po-SF)
  • 02-16Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1
  • 02-18Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
  • 02-18Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed / injured
  • 02-18British troops occupy Monte Christo Natal
  • 02-19British troops occupy Hlangwane Natal
  • 02-22Hawaii became a US territory

People born in year of 1900

  • 01-01Hubert van Doorne: Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF)
  • 01-01William Haines: Staunton, Virginia -- Actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney)
  • 01-01Xavier Cugat: Barcelona, Spain -- Bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)
  • 01-03Dorothy Arnzer: Director
  • 01-03Maurice Jaubert: Composer
  • 01-05Paula Ludwig: Writer
  • 01-05Yves Tanguy: French / US sailor / surrealistic painter
  • 01-06Pierre-Octave Ferroud: French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
  • 01-08Queen Marie of Yugoslavia
  • 01-09Joseph Frederick Wagner: Composer
  • 01-12Vaino Hannikainen: Composer
  • 01-13Yasuji Kiyose: Composer
  • 01-17Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant: Patron of the arts
  • 01-20Boris Semyonovich Shekhter: Composer
  • 01-20Doris Deane: Wisconsin, United States -- Entertainer
  • 01-22Franz Salmhofer: Composer
  • 01-23Mary Philips: Connecticut, United States -- Actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde)
  • 01-23Ralph Graves: Cleveland, Ohio -- Actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street)
  • 01-25Theodosius Dobzhansky: Ukraine -- Genetist / writer (Mankind Evolving)
  • 01-27Hyman G Rickover: US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
  • 01-28Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke]: Publisher (History of Ecuador)
  • 01-28Anni Holdmann: Germany -- 100m runner (1928 Olympics)
  • 01-28Hermann Kesten: German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • 01-28Michael Dewar Head: Composer
  • 01-29Marco Tajcevic: Composer
  • 01-29Willem F K Hussem: Dutch painter / poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
  • 01-30Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky: Composer
  • 01-30Martita Hunt: Argentina -- Actress (Man in Grey, Becket)
  • 01-30Sandy Powell: Rotherham, England -- Costume designer (Rob Roy)
  • 02-01Stephen Potter: Humorist / writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)

People died in year of 1900

  • 01-03Edwin George Monk: Composer, dies at 80
  • 01-20John Ruskin: English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • 01-20Richard D Blackmore: English Novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
  • 01-30Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli]: Italian playwright, dies at 71
  • 02-03Ottokar Eugen Novacek: Composer, dies at 33
  • 02-16George Labram: US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle
  • 02-23William Butterfield: Architect of the Gothic revival
  • 03-06Gottlieb Daimler: Designed 1st motorcycle, dies at 65
  • 03-10Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann: Composer, dies at 94
  • 03-26Isaac Mayer Wise: Rabbi / founder American Hebrew Congregations, dies at 80
  • 03-27Pieter J Joubert [Smart Piet]: South African General, dies at 69
  • 04-04Edward VII: King, assassinated
  • 04-05Comte de Villebois-Marevil: French / South African General, dies in battle
  • 04-20Mebel Mercer: Popular British singer
  • 04-21Heinrich Vogl: Composer, dies at 55
  • 04-24George J D Campbell: British Minister of Indies (1868-74, 80-85), dies at 76
  • 04-30John Luther (Casey) Jones: Dies in Cannonball Express train wreck
  • 05-07Richard Storrs Willis: Composer, dies at 81
  • 05-20Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman: Composer, dies at 80
  • 05-31James Loudon: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1871-75), dies at 75
  • 05-31John Power: Irish baronet / whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle
  • 06-05Stephen Crane: Author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28
  • 06-11Charles Swinnerton Heap: Composer, dies at 53
  • 06-21Polibo Fumagalli: Composer, dies at 69
  • 07-24Ferdinand Hamet: Dutch Missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
  • 07-29Umberto I: Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci
  • 08-05James Augustine Healy: Black Roman Catholic Bishop, dies at 80
  • 08-06Wilhelm Liebknecht: German journalist / socialist, dies at 74
  • 08-12James E Keeler: US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
  • 08-25Friedrich Nietschze: Philosopher (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 55

Events in year of 1901

  • 01-01Australia declares independence from federation of the UK colonies
  • 01-08New South Wales score 918 all out vs. South Australia in 560 minutes
  • 01-09New South Wales (918) defeat South Australia (157 and 156) by innings and 605
  • 01-10Oil discovered in Texas
  • 01-18Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
  • 01-22After 63 years England stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series and begins King Edward VII series
  • 01-24Emily Hobhouse view lord Kitcheners concentration camp at Bloemfontein
  • 01-31Boer general John Smuts and De la Rey Conqueror Mud river Transvaal
  • 02-02Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
  • 02-05Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
  • 02-05Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
  • 02-07Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • 02-18H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner
  • 02-201st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
  • 02-25US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
  • 02-27NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
  • 03-03Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce
  • 03-041st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-Natl Intelligencer)
  • 03-04President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as President
  • 03-04Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends
  • 03-11Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore Manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • 03-15Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race March 16th
  • 03-17Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in the Netherlands
  • 03-23Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
  • 03-2555 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa
  • 04-07SDAP demands general voting right / abolishing First Chamber
  • 04-151st British motorized burial
  • 04-195th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
  • 04-19James J Caffrey wins Boston marathon (2:29:23.6)
  • 04-241st AL game, Chicago beats Cleveland Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out

People born in year of 1901

  • 01-01Christine WI Wittewaall van Stoetwegen: Dutch MP (CDD)
  • 01-02Robert Marshall: Founder (Wilderness Society)
  • 01-02Torsten Ralf: Swedish tenor (Daphne)
  • 01-03Eric Voegelin: Germany -- US philosopher (Order & History)
  • 01-03Ngo Dinh Diem: President / Dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)
  • 01-05Mario Scelba: Premier Italy (1954-55)
  • 01-06Patrick Aherne: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
  • 01-09Chic Young: Cartoonist (Blondie)
  • 01-11Andries D Copier: Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
  • 01-14Bebe Daniels: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)
  • 01-14Carlos P Romulo: Philippine General / diplomat / jurist
  • 01-16Fulgencio Batista: President / Dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)
  • 01-17Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky: Composer
  • 01-18Arie Querido: Dutch social psychiatrist
  • 01-22Hans-Erich Apostel: Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
  • 01-23Benno Stokvis: Dutch attorney / politician
  • 01-25Eric Brown: Architect
  • 01-26Ervin Major: Composer
  • 01-27Art Rooney: NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-27Willy Fritsch: German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)
  • 01-29Allen B DuMont: Inventor (perfected coml practical cathode ray tube)
  • 01-30H E Nossak: Writer
  • 01-31Blaz Arnic: Composer
  • 01-31Marie Luise Kaschnitz: Writer
  • 02-02Connie Gilchrist: Brooklyn, New York -- Actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)
  • 02-02Jascha Heifetz: Vilna, Lithuania -- US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
  • 02-06Ben Lyon: Atlanta, Georgia -- Actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse)
  • 02-07Bob den Doolaard [Cornelis Spoelstra]: Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • 02-09Brian Donlevy: Ireland -- Actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)
  • 02-15Christmas Humphreys: England, United Kingdom -- Lawyer / writer / Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)

People died in year of 1901

  • 01-01Ignatius Donnelly: US attorney / lt-governor (Minnesota), dies at 69
  • 01-11Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov: Composer, dies at 34
  • 01-13Carlo Angeloni: Composer, dies at 66
  • 01-14Charles Hermite: French Mathematician (e is transcendent), dies at 78
  • 01-14Mandell Creighton: English Bishop / historian, dies at 57
  • 01-14Victor Balaguer: Catalaans Historian / politician / author, dies at 76
  • 01-16Hiram Revels: Dies at 73
  • 01-17Jacob G Agarah: Swedish algologist, dies at 87
  • 01-24Simon Hassler: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-07Benjamin Edward Woolf: Composer, dies at 64
  • 02-11Milan I: King of Serbia, dies at 56
  • 02-14Edward John Hopkins: Composer, dies at 82
  • 02-17Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin: Composer, dies at 38
  • 02-25Jose Rogel: Composer, dies at 71
  • 02-26Chi-hsui: During Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • 02-26Hsu Cheng-yu: During Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • 03-08Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg: German politician, dies at 64
  • 03-08Peter Benoit: Flemish Composer / conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
  • 03-10Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell: Composer, dies at 38
  • 03-13Benjamin Harrison: 23rd President (1889-1893), dies in Indianapolis at 67
  • 03-17Franz Melde: German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
  • 03-31John Stainer: Composer, dies at 60
  • 04-01Francois M Raoult: French physicist / chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • 04-11Ivar Christian Hallstrom: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-22William Stubbs: Historian / Bishop
  • 04-27Richard Redhead: Composer, dies at 81
  • 05-19Marthinus Wessels Pretorius: 1st President Rep South-Africa, dies at 81
  • 06-02James A Herne [J Aherne]: US playwright (Margaret Fleming)
  • 06-09Walter Besant: Novelist / philanthropist
  • 06-16Hermann Grimm: German writer / Poet / historian