1900

1900 marked the turn of a new century, and the last century before the turn of a new millennium. The world looked ahead with great optimism, as the progress made by mankind in the previous century made the coming 20th century seem very promising. While great advances would indeed be made, the world could not have foreseen the disastrous great wars that loomed on the horizon. Still, for the year 1900 itself, there were some notable developments.

1900

In Paris, a World Exposition was held this year. The artistic work that was featured during the Exhibition would go on to launch a new artistic style – this was the beginning of Art Nouveau as a popular international style of art.

In Germany, the first zeppelin flight was carried out this year. This was a revolutionary development, as zeppelins would be used for decades to ferry passengers and carry out military operations. They would become obsolete relatively quickly, though, as their golden age lasted only into the end of the 1930’s.

It is also worth noting that 1900 was not a peaceful year. This was the second year of hostilities in China, known as the Boxer Rebellion – a Chinese uprising against foreign influence. This was also the second year of the Philippine-American War, a struggle for independence in the Philippines. The Second Boer War was also in its second year in 1900. This was part of a series of struggles between the British Empire and the native Boers in present-day South Africa over control of the region.

In a major development for popular culture, L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published this year, launching a cultural sensation that would impact generations through literature, film, and television. This was also the year that playwright George Bernard Shaw’s “You Never Can Tell” premiered in London.

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Soldiers of the Cross

Soldiers of the Cross

Directed by: Herbert Booth, Joseph Perry

Starring: Beatrice Day, Harold Graham, Mr. Graham, John Jones

Country: United States of America

Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre

Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre

Boarding School Girls' Pajama Parade

Boarding School Girls' Pajama Parade

Country: United States of America

Caught

Caught

Starring: Beatrice Day, Harold Graham, Mr. Graham

Country: United States of America

Family Troubles

Family Troubles

Starring: Beatrice Day, Harold Graham, Mr. Graham

Country: United States of America

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Events

  • 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
  • 01 Feb 1900 Western Australia announced its refusal to join the Australian Federation unless it is given five more years of fiscal freedom.
  • 02 Feb 1900 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris.
  • 03 Feb 1900 Rival forces fight for control of the Union Park ball grounds in Baltimore.
  • 05 Feb 1900 The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal
  • 06 Feb 1900 Battle at Vaalkrans, South Africa (Boers versus British army).
  • 07 Feb 1900 Labour Party forms in England.
  • 09 Feb 1900 Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup.
  • 10 Feb 1900 Peter Ostlund skates world record 500 metre (45.2 seconds).
  • 14 Feb 1900 Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock".
  • 15 Feb 1900 General French relieves Kimberley / Cecil Rhodes
  • 16 Feb 1900 Stanley Cup: MontrTal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, three games to 1.
  • 17 Feb 1900 Second Boer War: Battle of Paardeberg: British troops defeat the Boers.
  • 18 Feb 1900 Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam.
  • 19 Feb 1900 British troops occupy Hlangwane Natal.
  • 22 Feb 1900 Hawaii became a US territory.
  • 27 Feb 1900 British Labour Party forms
  • 28 Feb 1900 The Second Boer War: The 118-day ''Siege of Ladysmith'' is lifted.
  • 02 Mar 1900 beginning) ampndash Groups of officials inspect towns around Australia in order to find a location for the new Federal capital.
  • 03 Mar 1900 US Steel Corporation organizes.
  • 05 Mar 1900 American Hall of Fame is founded.
  • 07 Mar 1900 Stanley Cup: MontrTal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in two games.
  • 08 Mar 1900 Londoners celebrate as Queen Victoria makes a rare visit to the city.
  • 09 Mar 1900 Women in Germany demand the right to participate in university entrance exams.
  • 10 Mar 1900 Battle at Driefontein, South Africa (Boers versus British army).
  • 12 Mar 1900 President Steyn of Orange-Free state flees from Bloemfontein.
  • 13 Mar 1900 Second Boer War: British forces occupy Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
  • 14 Mar 1900 US currency goes on gold standard
  • 15 Mar 1900 The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
  • 16 Mar 1900 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an AL team will be in
  • 17 Mar 1900 Stanley Cup: MontrTal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2.
  • 18 Mar 1900 Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms.
  • 24 Mar 1900 Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground ''Rapid Transit Railroad'' that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 25 Mar 1900 US Socialist Party is formed at Indianapolis.
  • 27 Mar 1900 The arrival of a Russian naval fleet in Korea causes concern to the Imperial Japanese government.
  • 28 Mar 1900 Over 1,000 tonnes of waste are removed from demolished buildings in Sydney, Australia, in areas affected by an outbreak of the bubonic plague.
  • 31 Mar 1900 In France, the length of a legal workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours.
  • 02 Apr 1900 The Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule.
  • 04 Apr 1900 Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales / King Edward VII
  • 05 Apr 1900 Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails.
  • 06 Apr 1900 James J Jeffries knocks out Jack Finnegan in one for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 14 Apr 1900 President Loubet opens International Fairs in Paris France.
  • 15 Apr 1900 An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over two hours.
  • 16 Apr 1900 US Post Office issues first books of postage stamps.
  • 19 Apr 1900 Highest scoring opening game, Philadelphia Phillies beat Braves 19-17 in 10.
  • 22 Apr 1900 Battle of Kousséri: French forces secure their domination of Chad. Warlord Rabih az-Zubayr is defeated and killed.
  • 24 Apr 1900 Passing of Andrew Halliday, cable car pioneer.
  • 26 Apr 1900 The Hull-Ottawa fire in Canada kills seven and leaves 15,000 homeless.
  • 30 Apr 1900 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
  • 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.
  • 01 Jun 1900 British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa
  • 05 Jun 1900 Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.
  • 07 Jun 1900 Boer general Christian de Law occupiers British train depot Roodewal
  • 08 Jun 1900 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure of 6 Napoleons (BG)
  • 12 Jun 1900 German Navy Law calls for massive increase in sea power.
  • 14 Jun 1900 Hawaiian Territorial Government begins
  • 18 Jun 1900 Gen Luigi Pelloux resigns as Premier of Italy
  • 20 Jun 1900 Boxer Rebellion: Boxers gather about 20,000 people near Peking and kill hundreds of European citizens, including the German ambassador.
  • 21 Jun 1900 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
  • 26 Jun 1900 Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever.
  • 30 Jun 1900 A wharf fire at the docks in Hoboken, New Jersey owned by the North German Lloyd Steamship line spreads to German passenger ships ''.'' The fire engulfs the adjacent piers and nearby ships, killing 326 people.
  • 02 Jul 1900 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin first airship LZ-1, flies.
  • 05 Jul 1900 Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
  • 07 Jul 1900 Boston hurler Kid Nichols notches his 300th career victory
  • 09 Jul 1900 Australia accepts its constitution
  • 11 Jul 1900 Boer general De la Rey captures Scots Greys and Lincolns
  • 12 Jul 1900 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Basin, Wyoming (state record).
  • 14 Jul 1900 Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance capture Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion.
  • 15 Jul 1900 President Steyn / General De Law escape Brandwater Basin
  • 17 Jul 1900 New York Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Brooklyn Superbas
  • 19 Jul 1900 The first line of the Paris Métro is opened.
  • 21 Jul 1900 Pope Leo XIII encyclical to the Greek-Melkite rite.
  • 23 Jul 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London.
  • 24 Jul 1900 Race riot in New Orleans, two white policemen killed.
  • 25 Jul 1900 The Robert Charles Riots break out in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 28 Jul 1900 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut.
  • 31 Jul 1900 Boer Generals Prinsloo and Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin
  • 03 Aug 1900 The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded.
  • 07 Aug 1900 Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
  • 10 Aug 1900 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Boston (3-0)
  • 14 Aug 1900 1st electric tram in the Netherlands (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht)
  • 23 Aug 1900 National Negro Business League organizes (Boston).
  • 27 Aug 1900 Battle at Bergendal: General Buller beats Boer general Botha
  • 30 Aug 1900 Last 2000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt South Africa freed
  • 31 Aug 1900 British troops over run Johannesburg
  • 02 Sep 1900 Telegraph use between Germany and US begins
  • 03 Sep 1900 British annex Natal (South Africa).
  • 05 Sep 1900 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad.
  • 06 Sep 1900 British General Buller occupies Lydenburg South Africa
  • 08 Sep 1900 Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
  • 10 Sep 1900 20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)
  • 11 Sep 1900 President Kruger crosses border with Mozambique
  • 17 Sep 1900 Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed
  • 25 Sep 1900 In the British general election, the recently formed Labour Party gains two seats. Winston Churchill is also elected to Parliament for the first time.
  • 27 Sep 1900 Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St, New York City
  • 02 Oct 1900 Belgian crown Prince Albert von Saksen-Coburg weds Elisabeth of Bayern
  • 03 Oct 1900 Edward Elgar / Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
  • 04 Oct 1900 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure Problem of Thor Bridge (BG)
  • 05 Oct 1900 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago Golf Club - Illinois
  • 09 Oct 1900 8.3 earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska
  • 16 Oct 1900 Queen Wilhelmina leaves Duke Heinrich Henry von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • 19 Oct 1900 Henry O Tanner, painter, wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition
  • 24 Oct 1900 General Redvers Buller returns to England
  • 25 Oct 1900 England annexes Transvaal.
  • 26 Oct 1900 After 4 years of work, 1st section of New York subway opens
  • 28 Oct 1900 After over 5 months 2nd Olympic games in Paris France, close
  • 30 Oct 1900 1st-ever US auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in New York City
  • 31 Oct 1900 AL President Ban Johnson writes to NL President Nick Young seeking peace
  • 06 Nov 1900 Battle at Bothaville: General Major Charles Knox beats Boers
  • 07 Nov 1900 Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.
  • 29 Nov 1900 Lord Kitchener succeeds lord Roberts up as Supreme Commander in South Africa
  • 30 Nov 1900 A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
  • 01 Dec 1900 South African President Paul Kruger visits Flanders.
  • 02 Dec 1900 South African President Paul Kruger arrives in Germany.
  • 07 Dec 1900 Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission.
  • 09 Dec 1900 Dutch President Paul Kruger and Queen Wilhelmina have a triumphant procession.
  • 12 Dec 1900 National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" is composed.
  • 13 Dec 1900 Battle at Nooitgedacht: generals The la Rey / Smuts beat Britten
  • 14 Dec 1900 Quantum Mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.
  • 16 Dec 1900 Boer army under General Kritzinger take Cape colony.
  • 17 Dec 1900 New Ellis Island Immigration station completed costing $1.5 million.
  • 18 Dec 1900 The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.
  • 19 Dec 1900 Hopetoun Blunder: The first Governor-General of Australia John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, appointed Sir William Lyne as premier of the new state New South Wales, but he is unable to persuade other colonial politicians to join his government and is forced to resign.
  • 20 Dec 1900 Giacobini discovers a comet (will be first comet visited by spacecraft).
  • 25 Dec 1900 Arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany.
  • 29 Dec 1900 General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia.