Today in History for Year 1900 (Part 2)

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Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 294

Apr 24th - Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer
Apr 26th - AL opener in Cleve draws 6,500
Apr 30th - 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
Apr 30th - USA annexes Hawaii
Apr 30th - Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.
May 1st - Premature blast collapses mine tunnel killing 200 at Scofield, Utah
May 1st - Roermond soccer team forms in Netherlands
May 2nd - George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" premieres in London
May 3rd - 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25
May 5th - "The Billboard" began weekly publication
May 8th - John McGraw & Wilbert Robinson sign with Cardinals
May 11th - james j jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. JeffriesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries May 12th - Boer attack under Sarel Eloff, about 70 killed
May 12th - Lord Roberts' troops occupy Crown city
May 17th - British troops relieve Mafeking (Cape Colony)
May 17th - In China, three villages within 100 miles of Peking are burned by Boxers and 60 Chinese Christians killed.
May 18th - Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga
May 19th - Great Britain annexes Tonga archipelago
May 19th - World's longest railroad tunnel (Simplon) links Italy & Switz, opens
May 20th - 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)
May 22nd - Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative
May 22nd - Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player
May 23rd - Associated Press News Service forms in NY
May 24th - 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
May 25th - Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics
May 26th - British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
May 27th - Lord Roberts' army fights the Vaal in South Africa
May 28th - Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand
May 28th - Solar eclipse occurs
May 28th - In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work
May 28th - Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, flees its capital, Pretoria, and goes to Watervalboven to evade the advancing British.
May 29th - 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
May 29th - Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co
May 31st - British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg
May 31st - Piet de Law captures Lt Col BE Spragges, 13th Battalion Irish Imperial Yeomanry
May 31st - Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
May 31st - US troops arrive in Beijing, help put down Boxer Rebellion
Jun 1st - British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa
Jun 5th - Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller
Jun 6th - In China, Boxers cut off all railroad links between Peking and Tientsin, main port city of Peking
Jun 6th - US Congress pass an act authorizing a civil code and government for the territory of Alaska after gold discoveries bring lawlessness and disorder to the area
Jun 7th - Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal
Jun 8th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 6 Napoleons" (BG)
Jun 9th - In China, Boxers destroy the race course in Peking, a few miles from the legations and the center and symbol of diplomatic social life and Western privilege.
Jun 10th - In China, a relief column of some 2000 men set out from Tientsin to relieve foreigners trapped in Peking.
Jun 11th - -12] Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
Jun 12th - In Germany, the Reichstag pass the second Navy Bill, which calls for doubling the German Navy within 20 years
Jun 13th - In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night.
Jun 14th - Hawaiian Territorial Government begins
Jun 14th - The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.
Jun 14th - Having been annexed to the USA on 12 August 1898, Hawaii is constituted as an organised territory
Jun 16th - In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks
Jun 18th - Empress Douairiere orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners
Jun 18th - Gen Luigi Pelloux resigns as premier of Italy
25th US President William McKinley25th US President William McKinley Jun 19th - In the USA, the Republican Party nominate President William McKinley for re-election, but choose a new candidate for Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt
Jun 20th - In China, most foreigners in the Peking legations now accept that they are under siege by Boxers
Jun 20th - Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route
Jun 21st - Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
Jun 21st - In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty
Jun 22nd - In China, practically the whole foreign community in Peking, including many Chinese Christians, retreat to British compounds
Jun 23rd - British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April
Jun 23rd - The Young Turks present a manifesto to the major foreign embassies in Constantinople demanding that these foreign powers end the Ottoman Sultan's rule
Jun 24th - Dutch Social-Democratic Workers' party & Socialistenbond merge
Jun 25th - Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland
Jun 26th - Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
Jun 26th - Japan mobolizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising - but also advance long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
Jun 26th - 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
Jun 29th - The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity
Jun 30th - 4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die
Jul 2nd - Sibelius' "Finlandia" premieres in Helsinki
Inventor Ferdinand von ZeppelinInventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin Jul 2nd - First flight LZ-1, of a dirigible airship designed by Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, at Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Jul 3rd - Trying in stem the growing popular resentment, Tsar Nicholas of Russia issues a decree that abolishes the banishment of dissidents and troublemakers to Siberia
Jul 3rd - The British evacuate Rustenburg and occupy Commando Nek and Silkaatsnek in the Anglo-Boer war
Jul 4th - 17th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats C Sterry (4-6 6-4 6-4)
Jul 4th - 24th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats S Smith (6-8 6-3 6-1 6-2)
Jul 4th - Williams Jennings Bryan nominated as Democratic Party presidential candidate, USA
Jul 5th - Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
Jul 7th - Boston hurler Kid Nichols notches his 300th career victory
Jul 8th - 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
Jul 9th - The Commonwealth of Australia is established by the British House of Commons
Jul 11th - Boer general De la Rey captures Scots Greys & Lincolns
Jul 12th - 114°F (46°C), Basin, Wyoming (state record)
Jul 13th - Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
Jul 15th - President Steyn/General De Law escape Brandwater Basin
Jul 16th - A report appears in London that all foreigners in Peking, China, have been massacred. Although soon exposed as false, the report helps mobolize support for relief of foreigners
Jul 16th - Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria
Jul 17th - NY Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Bkln Superbas
Jul 19th - Michel Théato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)
Jul 21st - Pope Leo XIII encyclical to Greek-Melkite rite
Jul 23rd - Pan-African Congress meets in London
Jul 23rd - The Canadian government reviews immigration policy, prohibiting criminals and paupers from landing in Canada
Jul 24th - Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed
Jul 25th - Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
Jul 28th - Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
Jul 29th - In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
Jul 30th - British Parliament passes several progressive social acts: a Mines Act, a Workmen's Compensation Act and a Railway Act
Jul 31st - Boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrender in Brandwater Basin
Tire Industrialist Harvey FirestoneTire Industrialist Harvey Firestone Aug 3rd - Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded.
Aug 4th - An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion
Aug 5th - In Russia, anti-Jewish riots spread from Odessa into other parts of the country

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 400

Mar 26th - Isadore Freed, composer
Mar 28th - Achille Longo, composer
Mar 28th - Robert Harris, actor (Big Caper, Laughing Anne)
Mar 29th - John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
Mar 29th - Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
Mar 31st - Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
Apr 1st - Robert McDowell, Mayor of Maryborough, Queensland (d. 1988)
Apr 2nd - Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist
Apr 2nd - Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)
Apr 3rd - Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon
Apr 5th - Spencer Tracy, Milwaukee, actor (Father's Little Dividend, Adam's Rib)
Apr 6th - Andres Sas, composer
Apr 6th - Leo Robin, US writer (Thanks For the Memory)
Apr 7th - Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic-bronze-1952)
Apr 9th - Allen Jenkins, Staten Island, actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit)
Apr 10th - Jean Duvieusart, premier (Belgium 1950)
Apr 11th - Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)
Apr 13th - Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
Apr 14th - Salvatore Baccaloni, Rome, actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby)
Apr 16th - Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
Apr 18th - Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer
Apr 19th - Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
Apr 19th - Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada (d. 1991)
Apr 20th - Fred Raymond, composer
Apr 20th - Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist
Apr 23rd - Ary Verhaar, composer
Apr 23rd - Henry Barraud, composer
Apr 23rd - Joseph Green, film maker
Apr 23rd - Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (d. 1959)
Apr 25th - Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, British politician and diplomat
Apr 25th - Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/Us physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945)
Apr 26th - Charles Richter, Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
Apr 26th - Douglas Sirk, director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje)
Apr 26th - James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
Apr 26th - Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)
Apr 27th - Walter Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker's creator)
Apr 28th - Bruno Apitz, writer
Apr 28th - Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (hypothesized "Oort Cloud")
Apr 28th - Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)
May 1st - Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
May 2nd - Helen Morgan, singer/actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny)
May 5th - Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
May 5th - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
May 5th - Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)
May 5th - Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner
May 7th - Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
May 7th - Ralph Truman, London England, actor (Web of Evidence)
May 12th - Helene Weigel, Austria/German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage)
May 13th - Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)
May 14th - Billie Dove, [Lilian Bohny], NYC, actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride)
May 14th - Leo Smit, composer
May 14th - Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
May 14th - Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
May 17th - Nicolai Berezowsky, composer
May 18th - Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
May 20th - Lydia Cabrera, Havana, Cuban Anthropologist
May 22nd - Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979)
May 23rd - Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
May 24th - Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
May 24th - Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
May 25th - Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
May 27th - Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
May 28th - Owen Aisher, president (Marley)
May 28th - Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
May 31st - Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)
Jun 2nd - David Wynne, composer
Jun 3rd - Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New)
Jun 5th - Barbara Gooden, novelist
Jun 6th - Arthur Askey, Liverpool, actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train)
Jun 6th - Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (d. 1957)
Jun 7th - Jan [Johannes A A] Engelman, poet/translator/critic (Garden of Eros)
Jun 8th - Herman J Friedericy, [H J Merlijn], writer (Last general)
Jun 9th - Fred Waring, Tyrone Penn, musician/conductor/inventor (Waring Blender)
Jun 9th - Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot
Jun 10th - Henri Bruning, Dutch literary
Jun 11th - Lawrence E Spivak, Brooklyn New York, American news panelist (Meet the Press)
Jun 12th - Amadeo Roldan, composer
Jun 12th - Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Sonna)
Jun 13th - Ian Hunter, Capetown South Africa, actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn)
Jun 14th - June Walker, IL, actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven)
Jun 15th - Otto Clarence Luening, Milwaukee Wisconsin, composer (Sonority Canon)
Jun 15th - Paul J Mares, US, jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)
Jun 15th - Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (d. 1984)
Jun 16th - Jan van Tilburg, governor Suriname (PVDA, 1955-62)
Jun 17th - Hermann Reuter, composer
Jun 17th - Martin Bormann, propoganda minister (Hitler)
Jun 19th - Laura Hobson, NYC, TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret)
Jun 20th - Ernest White, composer
Jun 21st - Gunnar Ek, composer
Jun 22nd - Jennie Tourel, St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)
Jun 24th - Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
Jun 25th - Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)
Jun 25th - Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral
Jun 26th - Joseph E A "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter
Jun 27th - Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77)
Jun 28th - Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
Jun 29th - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
Jul 2nd - Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
Jul 3rd - John Mason Brown, Louisville Ky, critic (Tonight on Broadway)
Jul 5th - Bernardus J Cardinal Alfrink, cardinal of Utrecht Netherlands

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