Historical Events for Year 1900

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Jan 1st - 1st date in John dos Passos' USA trilogy (The 42nd Parallel)
Jan 1st - British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established
Jan 1st - Compulsory education in Netherlands goes into effect
Jan 2nd - E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montreal)
Jan 2nd - Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise," premieres in Paris
Jan 2nd - John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.
Jan 3rd - Gerhart Hauptmanns "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin
Jan 3rd - Perihelion Passage
Jan 5th - Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
Jan 6th - Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
Jan 6th - Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso," premieres in Paris
Jan 10th - Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown
Jan 12th - Freeland Colony founded in US
Jan 14th - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca," premieres in Rome
Jan 15th - SCNEC soccer team forms
Jan 16th - The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
Jan 18th - Jan Blockx's "Tÿl Uilenspiegel" premieres in Brussels
Jan 24th - Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
Jan 24th - Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
Composer Giacomo PucciniComposer Giacomo Puccini Jan 26th - Henrik Ibsen's "Naar vi Dode Vaaguer," premieres in Stuttgart
Jan 27th - Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention
Jan 29th - Boers under Joubert beat British at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed
Jan 29th - American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
Feb 2nd - Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
Feb 3rd - Rival forces fight for control of the Union Park ball grounds in Balt
Feb 3rd - Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Feb 5th - British troops under Gen Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
Feb 5th - The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal
Feb 6th - The Battle of Vaal Krantz , South Africa (Boers vs British army)
Feb 7th - British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal
Feb 9th - Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
Feb 10th - Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec)
Feb 14th - Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
Feb 14th - Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
Feb 15th - General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes
Feb 16th - 1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po-SF)
Feb 16th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1
Feb 18th - Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
Feb 18th - Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured
Feb 18th - British troops occupy Monte Christo, Natal
Feb 19th - British troops occupy Hlangwane, Natal
Feb 22nd - Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
Feb 22nd - Hawaii became a US territory
Feb 23rd - Battle at Hart's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
Feb 23rd - Steamer "Rio de Janeiro" sinks in SF Bay
Feb 27th - Battle at Pietershoogte
Feb 27th - Boer General Cronjé surrenders to English in Pardenberg, South-Africa
Feb 27th - British Labour Party forms
Feb 28th - General Buller's troops relieve Ladysmith Natal
Mar 3rd - US Steel Corporation organizes
Mar 5th - American Hall of Fame founded
Mar 7th - Battle at Poplar Grove South Africa, Pres Kruger flees
Mar 7th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games
Mar 8th - NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
Mar 10th - Battle at Driefontein, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
Mar 12th - President Steyn of Orange Free state flees from Bloemfontein
Mar 13th - British troops occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Mar 13th - In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law.
Mar 14th - Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
Mar 14th - US currency goes on gold standard
Mar 16th - AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an AL team will be in
Mar 16th - Sir Arthur Evans finds old city of Knossus
Mar 16th - Chicago, KC, Minn, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleve & Buffalo
Mar 17th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2
Mar 18th - Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms
Mar 24th - New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Mar 25th - US Socialist Party forms in Indianapolis
Mar 26th - 1st edition The (Free) People (Neth, probably Amsterdam)
Mar 30th - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Compulsory education law
Mar 31st - At " Surprise of Sanna’s Post" in the Second Boer War 150 troops under Brigadier General Robert Broadwood were killed.
Apr 1st - 1st edition of Dutch newspaper "The People"
Apr 2nd - 1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam)
Apr 2nd - The Foraker Act passes through Congress, giving Puerto Ricans limited self-rule.
Apr 4th - Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales, later British King Edward VII when shot by Jean-Baptiste Sipido in protest over Boer war
Apr 4th - British garrison of Reddersberg surrenders to Boer general De Wet
Apr 5th - Attempted assassination of Edward, Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails
Apr 6th - James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
Apr 11th - US Navy's 1st submarine made its debut
Apr 14th - Veteran's Hospital at Ft Miley forms
Apr 15th - Exposition Universelle/World Fair opens in Paris (till 12th Nov)
Apr 15th - An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs
Apr 16th - US Post Office issues 1st books of postage stamps
Apr 17th - 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession
Apr 19th - 4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4
Apr 19th - Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
Apr 23rd - 1st know occurrence of word "hillbillie" (NY Journal)
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 Roermond
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw May 2nd - George Bernard Shaws "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 - 250 grave robbers shot to death
May 8th - John McGraw & Wilbert Robinson sign with Cardinals
May 11th - James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
May 12th - Boer attack under Sarel Eloff, about 70 killed
May 12th - Lord Roberts' troops occupies Crown city
May 17th - British troops relieve Mafeking (Cape Colony)
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 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 Spragges Irish 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 - Lord Roberts' army occupies Pretoria
Jun 7th - Boer general Christian de Law occupiers British train depot Roodewal
Jun 8th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 6 Napoleons" (BG)
Jun 11th - -12] Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
Jun 12th - German Navy Law calls for massive increase in sea power
Jun 13th - China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners & Christians
Jun 14th - Hawaiian Territorial Government begins
Jun 14th - The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.
Jun 18th - Empress Douairiere orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners
Jun 18th - Gen Luigi Pelloux resigns as premier of Italy
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 24th - Dutch Social-Democratic Worker's party & Socialistenbond merge
Jun 26th - Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
Jun 30th - 4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die
Inventor Ferdinand von ZeppelinInventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin Jul 2nd - Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1st airship LZ-1, flies
Jul 2nd - Sibelius' "Finlandia," premieres in Helsinki
Jul 2nd - First zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Jul 4th - 17th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats C Sterry (4-6 6-4 6-4)
Jul 4th - 24th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats S Smith (6-8 6-3 6-1 6-2)
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 - Australia accepts its constitution
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 17th - NY Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Bkln Superbas

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