Historical Events for Year 1901
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Jan 1st - Australia declares independence from federation of UK colonies
Jan 1st - Nigeria becomes a British protectorate.
Jan 8th - New South Wales score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
Jan 9th - NSW (918) defeat S Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
Jan 10th - Oil discovered in Texas
Jan 18th - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
Jan 21st - Clyde Fitch's "Climbers," premieres in NYC
Jan 22nd - After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series & begins King Edward VII series
Jan 24th - 1st games played in baseball's American League
Jan 24th - Emily Hobhouse view lord Kitcheners concentration camp at Bloemfontein
Jan 31st - Boer general John Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal
Jan 31st - Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater
Jan 31st - Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montreal Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
Feb 2nd - Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
Feb 2nd - Queen Victoria's funeral takes place.
Feb 3rd - Dutch troops under Gen Van Heutsz conquer Batu Ilië on Sumatra
Feb 5th - Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
Feb 5th - Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
Feb 12th - Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed
Feb 18th - H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Feb 18th - Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.
Feb 20th - 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
Feb 25th - George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son," premieres in NYC
Feb 25th - US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
Feb 27th - NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
Mar 2nd - Hawaii's 1st telegraph company opens
Mar 2nd - The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.
Mar 3rd - Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Dept of Commerce
Mar 4th - 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-Natl Intelligencer)
Mar 4th - President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president
Mar 4th - Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends
Mar 6th - In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Wilhelm II of Germany.
Mar 11th - Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
Mar 12th - Ground is broken for Boston's 1st AL ballpark (Huntington Ave Grounds)
Mar 14th - 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
25th US President William McKinley Mar 15th - Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th
Mar 17th - Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands
Mar 17th - A showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation.
Mar 23rd - Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
Mar 25th - 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa
Apr 7th - SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber
Apr 15th - 1st British motorized burial
Apr 19th - 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
Apr 19th - James J Caffrey wins Boston marathon (2:29:23.6)
Apr 24th - 1st AL game, Chic beats Cleve Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out
Apr 25th - Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
Apr 25th - New York becomes 1st state requiring auto license plates ($1 fee)
Apr 25th - In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
Apr 28th - 1st soccer game between Belgium (8) & Netherlands (0)
Apr 28th - Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
Apr 29th - 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
Apr 29th - Anti semitic riot in Budapest
May 1st - Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox
May 1st - Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League
May 1st - Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo
May 3rd - Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida
May 8th - In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Phila 12-4
May 9th - Australia opens its 1st parliament in Melbourne
May 9th - Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
May 12th - Pres McKinley visits SF
May 16th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Priory School" (BG)
May 23rd - 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21
May 23rd - Indians score 9 runs after 2 outs in 9th to beat Senators 14-13
May 23rd - Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent
May 23rd - US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo
May 24th - Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
May 28th - 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
May 28th - Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)
May 30th - Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated
May 30th - Memorial Day 1st observed in US
Jun 2nd - Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
Jun 9th - NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cin Reds 25-13
Jun 11th - Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand
Jun 14th - 1st golf championship is played
Jun 15th - 7th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club MA
Jun 17th - The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
Jun 20th - Charlotte Manye is 1st native African to graduate from a US college
Artist Pablo Picasso Jun 24th - 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris
Jun 24th - Jewish National Fund starts
Jul 2nd - Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner Montana
Jul 3rd - 18th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats B Hillyard (6-2 6-2)
Jul 3rd - 25th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)
Jul 12th - Cy Young wins his 300th game
Jul 15th - NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
Jul 22nd - Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
Jul 24th - O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
Jul 31st - Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands
Aug 1st - Burial within SF City limits prohibited
Aug 5th - Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
Aug 6th - Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
Aug 9th - 34-35°N/98-99°W open for US colonization
Aug 10th - Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
Outlaw Butch Cassidy Aug 12th - Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
Aug 14th - SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70
Aug 14th - The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
Aug 15th - Arch Rock, danger to Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro
Aug 20th - Fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony
Aug 21st - 21st US Mens Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (6-2 6-8 6-4 6-4)
Aug 21st - Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an ump
Aug 22nd - Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
Aug 30th - Hubert Cecil Booth patents vacuum cleaner
Sep 1st - Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange
Sep 2nd - VP Theodore Roosevelt advises, "Speak softly & carry a big stick"
Sep 3rd - Boer General Smuts enters Kiba Drift in Cape Colony
Sep 5th - National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms
Sep 6th - Pres William McKinley, shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at Pan American Exposition in Buffalo NY, he dies 8th days later
Sep 7th - Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt Sep 12th - Arabs attack Gedara Palestine
Sep 16th - Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.
Sep 17th - Battle of Blood River Port: Boer Gen Botha beats Major Gough's cavalry
Sep 17th - Battle at Elands River Port: Boer Gen Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers
Sep 19th - 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of Pres William McKinley
Sep 26th - Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
Sep 26th - Great Britain annexes Gold Coast (Ghana)
Sep 28th - Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed
Oct 2nd - 1st Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow
Oct 4th - Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup
Oct 12th - Theodore Roosevelt renames "Executive Mansion," "The White House"
Oct 14th - Justin Huntly McCarthy's "If I were King," premieres in NYC
Oct 18th - Belgium's Louise of den Plas begins activities towards women rights
Oct 19th - Edward Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March," premieres in Liverpool
Oct 19th - Santos-Dumont proves airship maneuverable by circling Eiffel Tower
Oct 24th - 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
Oct 26th - 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
Oct 27th - 1st complete performance of Debussy's "Nocturnes"
Oct 29th - In Amherst, Massachusetts, nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
Oct 30th - Battle at Bakenlaagte: lt-col Bensons unit vs Boers
Nov 1st - Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
Nov 4th - Clyde Fitch' "Way of the World," premieres in NYC
Nov 8th - Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
Nov 11th - Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
Nov 13th - The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
Nov 15th - James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco
Nov 16th - 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
Nov 20th - Opera "Grisélidis" is produced (Paris)
Nov 21st - Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot," premieres in Dresden
Nov 27th - Army War College forms in Washington DC
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann Nov 27th - Gerhart Hauptmanns "Der rote Hahn" premieres in Berlin
Nov 27th - U.S. Army War College is established.
Nov 28th - Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premieres
Nov 29th - East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved & opened
Dec 2nd - Gillette patents 1st disposable razor
Dec 2nd - King Camp Gillette begins selling safety razor blades
Dec 3rd - Milwaukee is dropped from the AL & replaced by St Louis Browns
Dec 4th - Anne Russell's 'Girl and the judge' premieres in NYC
Dec 10th - 1st Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy)
Dec 10th - First Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays
Dec 12th - Gugliemo Marconi sends the first transatlantic radio signal, from Poldhu in Cornwall to Newfoundland
Dec 13th - Test debut of S F Barnes v Aust SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
Dec 14th - 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)