May 1900 calendar

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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 1900: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1900?


Events

  • 01 May 1900 Roermond soccer team forms in Roermond.
  • 02 May 1900 George Bernard Shaws "You Never Can Tell" premieres in London.
  • 08 May 1900 Galveston Texas, hit by hurricane; about 6,000 die
  • 11 May 1900 James J Jeffries knocks out James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 12 May 1900 Boer attack under Sarel Eloff, about 70 killed.
  • 14 May 1900 Second Boer War: The British Army relieves the Siege of Mafeking.
  • 17 May 1900 Second Boer War: British troops relieve Mafeking.
  • 18 May 1900 Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga.
  • 19 May 1900 Great Britain annexes Tonga archipelago.
  • 20 May 1900 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)
  • 21 May 1900 Russia invades Manchuria.
  • 22 May 1900 Associated Press organizes in New York City as non-profit news cooperative.
  • 23 May 1900 Associated Press News Service forms in New York.
  • 24 May 1900 Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
  • 25 May 1900 Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in the Olympics.
  • 26 May 1900 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa.
  • 28 May 1900 Solar eclipse occurs.
  • 29 May 1900 Trademark Escalator registered by Otis Elevator Company
  • 31 May 1900 British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1900?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - A Bird in a Gilded Cage
  2. - Good-Bye, Dolly Gray

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America