January 1 - World celebrates what is regarded as the start of the new century. (Zero-ists'
argument that new century should be celebrated in 1900 rejected worldwide.
January 1 - The six colonies that make up Australia are federated as under an act of the
British Parliament, though full independence is a gradual process (see Australian
January 1 - Nigeria becomes a British protectorate.
January 7 - Alferd Packer is released from prison after serving 18 years for cannibalism.
January 10 - The first great Texas gusher, oil discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
January 22 - Edward VII becomes King after his mother, Queen Victoria of the United
Kingdom, dies. His own son Prince George, Duke of York becomes Duke of Cornwall
February 20 - The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time.
February 25 - J.P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation.
March 2 - The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy
of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.
March 6 - In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Wilhelm II of Germany.
March 17 - A showing of 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death,
creates a sensation.
April 25 - New York state becomes the first to require automobile license plates.
May 9 - Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
May 27 - In New Jersey, the Edison Storage Battery Company is founded.
June 24 - First exhibition of Pablo Picasso opens.
July 4 The 1,282 foot (390 meters) covered bridge crossing the St.John River at Hartland,
New Brunswick, Canada opens. It is the longest covered bridge in the world.
July 24 - O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for
embezzlement from a bank.
September 5 - The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (later renamed
Minor League Baseball), is formed in Chicago, Illinois.
September 6 - American anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President
William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. McKinley dies
there eight days later.
September 7 - The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ends with the signing of the Peking
September 14 - With the death of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt succeeds him as
President of the United States.
October 29 - In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering
the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
October 29 - Capital punishment: Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of US President William
McKinley, is executed by electrocution.
November 9 - Prince George, Duke of Cornwall becomes Prince of Wales and Earl
December 3 - US President Theodore Roosevelt delivers a 20,000-word speech to the
House of Representatives asking Congress curb the power of trusts "within
December 12 - Guglielmo Marconi receives the first trans-Atlantic radio signal in
Newfoundland, Canada; it is Morse code for the letter "S."
Cleveland Indians founded.
Europium discovered by Eugéne Demarcay.
First prototype Harley-Davidson created.
Okapi discovered (previously known only to local natives).
Katsura Taro becomes Prime Minister of Japan.
The first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm.
End of Boxer Rebellion in China.
Independent Maya of Eastern Yucatan surrender to Mexico.Year in topic
1901 in music
"Piano Concerto No. 2" by Rachmaninoff.
1901 in sports
Baseball (US) : The American and National Leagues agree to peacefully coexist
and organise a World Series between their champions, which would be first held
January 3 - Ngo Dinh Diem
, President of South Vietnam (d. 1963).
January 10 - Cornelia Trimp
January 16 - Frank Zamboni
, inventor; most famous for the Zamboni machine (d. 1988).
January 26 - Stuart Symington
, politician (d. 1988).
January 27 - Willy Fritsch
, actor (d. 1973).
January 29 - Allen Du Mont
, television pioneer.
January 29 - E. P. Taylor
, Canadian business tycoon (d. 1989).
January 30 - Rudolf Caracciola
, driver of racing cars (d. 1959).
January 31 - Marie Luise Kaschnitz
, writer (d. 1974).
February 1 - Clark Gable
, American actor.
February 2 - Jascha Heifetz
, musician (d. 1987).
February 10 - Stella Adler
, acting teacher (d. 1992).
February 16 - Wayne King
, band leader ("The Waltz King").
February 25 - Zeppo Marx
, comedian, The Marx Brothers (d. 1979).
February 27 - Horatio Luro
, Hall of Fame horse trainer (d. 1991).
February 28 - Linus Pauling
, winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1954 and Peace
1962; only person to win two Nobel Prizes outright (d. 1994).
March 2 - Maatje van Deutekom
March 4 - Charles Goren
, bridge expert.
March 11 - Leopold III
March 17 - Abra Cornelia van den Houten
March 21 - Karl Arnold
, politician (d. 1958).
March 24 - Ub Iwerks
, cartoonist (d. 1971).
March 27 - Carl Barks
, Donald Duck illustrator.
March 27 - Erich Ollenhauer
, politician (d. 1963).
April 1 - Whittaker Chambers
, spy (d. 1961).
April 29 - Emperor Hirohito
of Japan (d. 1989).
May 5 - Blind Willie McTell
, blues singer.
May 7 - Gary Cooper
, actor (d. 1961).
May 14 - Grietje Maria van den Houten
May 17 - Werner Egk
, composer (d. 1983).
May 20 - Max Euwe
, Dutch world champion chess 1935-1937.
May 21 - Horace Heidt
, band leader (d. 1986).
May 21 - Sam Jaffe
, actor (d. 2000).
May 29 - Klaas Wilhelm de Bruijn
June 10 - Lambertus Troast Sr
June 17 - F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas
, WW II SOE agent and hero (d. 1964).
June 18 - Grand Duchess Anastasia
June 23 - Adriana Timmermans
June 24 - Harry Partch
, microtonal composer.
July 8 - Dingeman Jan Zweerus
July 20 - Heinie Manush
, Baseball Hall of Famer (d. 1971).
July 31 - Jean Dubuffet
August 2 - Cornelis van den Houten
August 4 - Louis Armstrong
, jazz musician (d. 1971).
August 9 - Anthonie van den Houten
August 9 - Leendert van den Houten
September 9 - James Blades
, English percussionist.
September 20 - Jacob Vis
September 24 - Neeltje den Eerzamen
September 28 - Ed Sullivan
, American TV show host.
September 29 - Enrico Fermi
, Italian physicist.
September 29 - Lanza del Vasto
, philosopher, poet and non-violent activist.
October 2 - Kiki
October 10 - Anna van den Houten
October 10 - Alberto Giacometti
, Italian sculptor.
October 11 - Maarten van den Houten
October 14 - Wilhelm van Breugel
October 18 - Alida Francina van den Hout
November 22 - Joaquin Rodrigo
, composer (d. 1999).
December 5 - Walter Elias Disney
, later known as Walt Disney, American animator
and film producer (d. 1966).
December 5 - Werner Heisenberg
, German physicist.
December 10 - Jan Cornelis Krello
December 16 - Margaret Mead
, cultural anthropologist.
December 19 - Rudolf Hell
December 25- Her Royal Highness Princess Alice
, Duchess of Gloucester.Nadezhda Alliluyeva-Stalin
, later second wife of Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.Still born
February 23 - Still born Barmes (boy)
January 20 - Dina van Westenbrugge
January 22 - Queen Victoria
, Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India
dies, after the longest ever reign by a British monarch.
January 27 - Giuseppe Verdi
, Italian grand opera composer.
February 11 - Milan I
, king of Serbia.
February 22 - George Francis FitzGerald
March 13 - Benjamin Harrison
, 23rd President of the United States.
April 3 - Richard D'Oyly Carte
April 18 - Adriana van den Houten
June 2 - George Leslie Mackay
June 28 - Cornelia van Bragt
July 4 - Johannes Schmidt
, German linguist.
August 5 - The Empress Frederick
, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and mother
of German Emperor Wilhelm II.
September 9 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
September 14 - William McKinley
, US President.
September 18 - Maatje van Deutekom
December 19 - Emilia Henriette Mertens
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