January 1900 calendar

January 1900

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1900.
The US president was William McKinley (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1900: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1900?


  • 01 Jan 1900 Hawaii asks for a delegate at the U.S. Republican National Convention.
  • 02 Jan 1900 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris.
  • 03 Jan 1900 Perihelion Passage.
  • 04 Jan 1900 Strikes in Belgium and Germany lead to mining riots.
  • 05 Jan 1900 Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
  • 06 Jan 1900 Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 09 Jan 1900 The first through passenger train goes from Cairo to Khartoum.
  • 10 Jan 1900 Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener reach Capetown.
  • 12 Jan 1900 Freeland Colony founded in US.
  • 15 Jan 1900 SCNEC soccer team forms.
  • 16 Jan 1900 The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
  • 17 Jan 1900 Brigham H. Roberts of Utah is not seated by the U.S. House of Representatives because of his plural marriage.
  • 23 Jan 1900 The Battle of Spion Kop between the forces of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State and British forces during the Second Boer War resulted in a British defeat.
  • 24 Jan 1900 Battle at Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers versus British army).
  • 26 Jan 1900 The Labor League Conference opens in Sydney, Australia, with plans to form a Federal Labor Party. This is spelled quotLaborquot even in Australia.
  • 29 Jan 1900 The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, also known as the American League, is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with eight founding teams in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.
  • 30 Jan 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky shot by several assassins.
  • 31 Jan 1900 Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in January 1900?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - If you Were Only Mine
  2. - I'd Leave My Happy Home for You
  3. - Mandy Lee
  4. - The Old Folks at Home


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?