THE YEAR OF 1900
Died : JAN 20 John Ruskin, British writer and art critic.
Died : 22 David Edward Hughes, English inventor.
14 The first night of Tosca by Puccini, in Rome .
23 The Battle of Sion Kop was fought in the Boer War.
Born : FEB 4 Jacques Prevert, poet and novelist.
Born : 5 Adlai Stevenson, US politician and ambassador.
Born : 22 Luis Bunuel, Spanish film director.
6 Spanish-American War ends
22 Hawaii becomes a US Territory.
27 The Labour Representation Committee was founded in London,
it was the start of the Labour Party.
28 Relief forces under General Buller arrive at Ladysmith, Natal.
Born : MAR 2 Kurt Weill, German - American composer.
Died : 6 Gottlieb Daimler, German designer and car designer.
14 US currency goes on gold standard
16 Sir Arthur Evans uncovered the ancient city of Knossos on Crete.
Born : APR 5 Spencer Tracy, actor.
Born : 19 Richard Hughes, English novelist.
Born : 26 Charles Richter, he tells us how bad the quakes are.
Born : 27 Walter Lantz, Woody Woodpecker's creator
Born : 28 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer, (Oort Cloud)
Died : 30 Casey Jones, US train engineer.
4 The Prince of Wales was shot at by a 16 year old anarchist in Brussels, the Prince was unharmed.
15 The Paris International Exhibition opened,545 acres(220 h).
16 The world's first book of stamps was issued in the USA.
24 The first issue of the Daily Express hit British streets.
30 Hawaii becomes a US Territory
MAY 17 Mafeking was relieved by British troops against Boer forces.
18 Tonga became a British protectorate.
19 Britain annexed Tonga, The Friendly Islands.
27 Belgium was the first country to use proportional voting system.
Born : JUN 5 Dennis Gabor, inventor of holography (3D laser photography)
Born : 25 Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, royal relative
Born : 29 Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French author and aviator.
Died : 5 Stephen Crane, US poet and novelist.
4 French artist Auguste Rodin's sculpture "The Kiss" shown
for the first time in Paris.
13 China's Boxer Rebellion begins, against foreigners and Christians
14 Hawaiian Territorial Government begins.
26 Walter Reed begins research that beats yellow fever
27 The Central London Underground Railway opened. Six miles
from Shepherd's Bush to the Bank.
Born : JUL 4 Louis Armstrong, singer and trumpet player, "Satchmo".
Born : 17 James Cagney, great tough guy and dancer.
Died : 29 King Umberto I of Italy, assassinated by an anarchist.
2 First flight of a Zeppelin (the LZ-1).
2 The 2nd Olympic Games opened in Paris.
10 The Paris underground railway, the Metro, was opened.
28 The Hamburger is created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
30 King Umberto I of Italy shot dead by anarchist Angelo Bresci.
30 London Underground's Central Line opened by the Prince of Wales.
Born : AUG 4 HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
Died : 25 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher.
2 The Shah of Persia survived an attack by anarchist Francois Salsou.
8 The Davis Cup for tennis was first contested at Brookline, Mass.
10 The first lawn tennis Davis cup held in Boston, Britain lost 3-0.
13 Arriving at Plymouth the Hamburg-American liner Deutchland
sets a new transatlantic record, 5 days 19 hrs 45 mins.
14 Beijing liberated from "Boxer" rebels after 56 days.
31 The well known drink Coca-Cola first went on sale in England,
14 years after it's launch in the USA.
Born : SEP 9 James Hilton, English novelist.
1 British General Roberts seized the Trasvaal, a Boer republic
3 British annex Natal (South Africa)
8 Texas hit by tornado and tidal waves, 6000 dead near Galveston.
17 Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed, a federation of 6 colonies
Born : OCT 9 Alastair Sim, British actor.
Born : 23 Douglas Jardine, English cricketer.
3 The first night in Birmingham of Edward Elgar's " The Dream of Gerontius "
20 Britain and Germany sign an agreement to keep China's ports open to trade.
25 The Transvaal region of South Africa was annexed by Britain.
Born : NOV 8 Margaret Mitchell, US novelist.
Born : 14 Aaron Copland, American composer, (Appalachian Spring)
Born : 20 Chester Gould, gave Dick Tracy a job
Died : 22 Arthur Sullivan, English composer.
Died : 30 Oscar Wilde, writer ,a poor man in exile, beaten by scandal.
16 Kaiser Wilhelm attacked by a woman with an axe, he is unhurt.
DEC 14 Prof. Max Planck of Berlin University revealed his Quantum theory.