Historical Events for Year 1901

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Jan 1st - Australia declares independence from federation of UK colonies
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 views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children
Jan 24th - Denmark and the US sign a treaty under which Denmark will sell the Danish West Indies to the USA for $5 million, but the sale will be postponed until 1917
Jan 31st - Boer general John Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal
Author and Playwright Anton ChekhovAuthor and Playwright Anton Chekhov Jan 31st - Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater
Jan 31st - Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montreal Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
Jan 31st - Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, disolved on 7 September 1900 by Employer Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections have defeated extremists
Feb 2nd - Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
Feb 2nd - Queen Victoria's funeral takes place.
Feb 2nd - Mexican government troops are ambushed by Yaqui Indians, 100 killed
Feb 2nd - The US Congress passes the Army Reorganization Act, placing the minimum number of men under arms at 58,000
Feb 3rd - Dutch troops under Gen Van Heutsz conquer Batu Ilië on Sumatra
Feb 4th - Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Joseph, gives a speech condemning the demands of national groups and calls for economic and social reform
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 ChurchillSoldier, 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 21st - In Cuba, the constitutional delegates adopt a constitution much like that of the USA
Feb 25th - George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son," premieres in NYC
Feb 25th - US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
Feb 26th - British general Kitchener confers with Boer general Louis Botha about peace conditions, which break down over the question of amnesty for some Boers
Feb 27th - NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
Feb 27th - A General Committee of National Liberal Federation meets and adopts a resolution deploring the continuation of the war in South Africa and condemning the British Government's insistence on unconditional surrender by the Boers
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)
25th US President William McKinley25th US President William McKinley Mar 4th - President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president; Theodore |Roosevelt serves as Vice 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
Mar 14th - Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with England in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria
Mar 15th - Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th
Mar 17th - Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands
Artist and painter Vincent van GoghArtist and painter Vincent van Gogh 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
Mar 29th - Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first election of its parliament
Apr 5th - Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee
Apr 7th - SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber
Apr 15th - 1st British motorized burial
Apr 15th - Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe
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 19th - In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.
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 - Antisemitic 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 8th - A British appointed commission estimates today that some 1,250,000 Indians have died after a severe drought, lasting since 1899
May 9th - Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
May 9th - The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, though the first working session will not be until 21 May
May 9th - A financial panic begins in the USA following the struggle between two groups to control the railroads between the Great Lakes and the Pacific
May 12th - US President McKinley visits San Francisco
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 31st - At the opening of the Greek National Assembly, Prince George, High Commissioner of Crete, asks it to endorse the union of Crete with Greece; the proposal is later rejected
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 12th - In Cuba, the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution
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 PicassoArtist 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 Women's 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 4th - William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance
Jul 12th - Cy Young wins his 300th game
Jul 12th - Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the nonunion Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47
MLB Pitcher Cy YoungMLB Pitcher Cy Young Jul 12th - In Germany a group of 104 aristocrats present a deceleration against dueling, though the tradition will go on
Jul 15th - NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
Jul 16th - The Fawcett Commission headed by Millicent Fawcett is established as a result of an outcry against the treatment of Afrikaners in concentration camps during the South African War
Jul 20th - Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony
Jul 22nd - Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
Jul 22nd - British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case
Jul 24th - O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
Jul 25th - Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War
Jul 31st - Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands
Aug 1st - Burials within San Francisco 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
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 15th - Great Britain issues a proclamation calling on the Boers to surrender by 15 September or face banishment and confiscation of their property
Aug 17th - The Royal Titles Act adds the words 'and the British Dominions beyond the Seas' to the monarch's style
Aug 20th - The Fawcett Commission visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony
Aug 21st - 21st US Men's 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 umpire
Aug 22nd - Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
Aug 30th - Hubert Cecil Booth patents vacuum cleaner
Sep 1st - Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 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 - US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York
Sep 7th - Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
Sep 12th - Arabs attack Gedara Palestine
Sep 14th - Theodore Roosevelt is sword in as President, the youngest man to serve as President of the US, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo
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 the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)
Sep 28th - Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed
Oct 2nd - First 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 16th - Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan's position against Russians
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 - First woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
Oct 25th - In Great Britain, Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany it leads to widespread agitation against the British and eventual breakdown of negotiations for an Anglo-German alliance

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