What Happened In History Year 1901

Historical Events for the Year 1901

  • 1st January » Nigeria becomes a British protectorate.
  • 1st January » The British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria (Australia) Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia Federation of Australia federate as the Australia Commonwealth of Australia; Edmund Barton is appointed the first Prime Min
  • 10th January » The first great Texas petroleum named oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
  • 22nd January » Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
  • 2nd February » Funeral of Queen Victoria.
  • 15th February » The association football club Alianza Lima is founded in Lima, Peru, under the name Sport Alianza.
  • 20th February » The legislature of Territory of Hawaii known as Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
  • 25th February » J. P. Morgan incorporates the U.S. Steel called United States Steel Corporation.
  • 1st March » The Australian Army is formed.
  • 2nd March » The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment limiting the autonomy of Cuba, as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
  • 23rd March » Emilio Aguinaldo, only President of the First Philippine Republic, was captured at Palanan, Isabela by forces of General Frederick Funston.
  • 31st March » 1901 Black Sea earthquake.
  • 25th April » New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.
    File:Anzac Beach 4th Bn landing 8am April 25 1915.jpg thumb right Anzac Beach Australian and New Zealand forces invade Turkey
  • 1st May » The Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York.
  • 3rd May » The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • 8th May » The Australian Labor Party known as Australian Labour Party is established.
  • 9th May » Australia opens its first Australian Parliament e.g parliament in Melbourne.
  • 24th May » Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
  • 11th June » New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands.
  • 17th June » The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
  • 24th July » O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
  • 6th August » Kiowa people called Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous Indian reservation named reservation.
  • 10th August » The U.S. Steel Recognition Strike of 1901 known as U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
  • 14th August » The first claimed aviation called powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Whitehead No. 21 named Number 21.
  • 28th August » Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first United States known as American private school named private school in the country.
  • 2nd September » Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a Big Stick ideology called big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • 6th September » Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed Anarchism e.g anarchist, shoots and fatally wounds President of the United States e.g US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
  • 7th September » The Boxer Rebellion in Qing dynasty China officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.
  • 14th September » President of the United States William McKinley dies after an Assassination of William McKinley called assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 17th September » The Battle of Blood River Poort is fought.
  • 17th September » The Battle of Elands River (1901) called Battle of Elands River is fought.
  • 28th September » Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas kill more than forty American soldiers while losing 28 of their own, in a Balangiga massacre e.g surprise attack in the town of Balangiga, Eastern Samar or Balangiga on Samar Island.
  • 12th October » President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.
  • 24th October » Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls, in a barrel.
  • 29th October » In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • 29th October » Capital punishment: Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.
  • 1st November » Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternities and sororities e.g fraternity, is established at University of Richmond or Richmond College, in Richmond, Virginia.
  • 8th November » Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • 13th November » The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
  • 27th November » The U.S. Army War College is established.
  • 3rd December » In a State of the Union address State of the Union message, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt asks United States Congress Congress to curb the power of Trust (19th century) trusts "within reasonable limits".
  • 10th December » The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
  • 12th December » Guglielmo Marconi receives the first Atlantic Ocean e.g transatlantic radio signal (the letter "S"

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