January 1901 calendar

January 1901

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1901.
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 1901: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1901?


  • 01 Jan 1901 Nigeria becomes a British protectorate.
  • 08 Jan 1901 New South Wales score 918 all out versus South Australia in 560 minutes.
  • 09 Jan 1901 New South Wales (918) defeat South Australia (157 and 156) by innings and 605.
  • 10 Jan 1901 The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 18 Jan 1901 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re.
  • 22 Jan 1901 After 63 years England stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series and begins King Edward VII series.
  • 24 Jan 1901 Emily Hobhouse views Lord Kitchener's concentration camp at Bloemfontein.
  • 31 Jan 1901 Boer General John Smuts and De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal.
  • 01 Jan 1901 The Southern Nigeria Protectorate is established within the British Empire.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in January 1901?
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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - The Bride Elect: March
  2. - The Stars and Stripes Forever (new version)
  3. - When the Harvest Days Are Over


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?