1900 in History – What happened in year 1900

In history, year 1900 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1900.

Know what happened in 1900:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 September The Great Galveston Hurricane (damage pictured), one of thedeadliest Atlantic hurricanes with estimated winds of 135 miles per hour(215 km/h) at landfall, struck Galveston, Texas, US, killing at least6,000 people.
14 January Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca, based on the play La Tosca by French dramatist Victorien Sardou, premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome.
15 FebruarySecond Boer War-British cavalry under Major-General John French defeated Boer forces to end a 124-day siege of Kimberley, present-day South Africa.
16 AugustSecond Boer War-A 10,000-strong column of soldiers left byLord Kitchener broke a 13-day siege of a small garrison.
19 OctoberGerman physicist Max Planck produced his law of black bodyemission, a pioneer result of modern physics and quantum theory.
24 January Second Boer War-Boer forces stopped a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
16 JuneBoxer Rebellion-Allied naval forces captured the Taku Fortsafter a brief but bloody battle.
17 JuneBoxer Rebellion-Allied naval forces captured the Taku Fortsafter a brief but bloody battle.
20 JuneBoxer Rebellion-The Imperial Chinese Army began a 55-day siegeof the Legation Quarter in Beijing.
25 JuneA Daoist monk discovered the Dunhuang manuscripts (samplepictured), a cache of documents from the 5th to 11th centuries, in theMogao Caves of Dunhuang, China.
29 MayN'Djamena, now the capital of Chad, was founded as Fort-Lamy byFrench commander Émile Gentil.
05 AprilArchaeologists led by Arthur Evans in Knossos, Crete,discovered a large cache of clay tablets with a script used for writingMycenaean Greek now known as Linear B.
31 JanuaryDatu Muhammad Salleh, leader of a series of major disturbancesin North Borneo, was shot dead in Tambunan, but his followers did notgive up for five more years.
03 AugustThe Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, a pioneer in the massproduction of automobile tires, was founded by Harvey Firestone inAkron, Ohio, US.
17 JuneBoxer Rebellion-Allied naval forces captured the Taku Fortsafter a brief but bloody battle.
24 January Second Boer War-Boer forces stopped a British attempt to breakthe Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
26 DecemberA relief crew arrived at the lighthouse on the Flannan Isles ofScotland and discovered that the previous crew had disappeared without atrace.
14 DecemberGerman physicist Max Planck presented a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law, suggesting that electromagnetic energy could only be emitted in quantized form.
09 JulyQueen Victoria gave her Royal Assent to an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, ratifying the Constitution of Australia.
17 JuneBoxer Rebellion-Allied naval forces captured the Taku Fortsafter a brief but bloody battle.
15 FebruarySecond Boer War-British cavalry under Major-General John French defeated Boer forces to end a 124-day siege of Kimberley,present-day South Africa.
27 FebruaryFC Bayern Munich, Germany's most successful football club, wasfounded by eleven players led by Franz John.
14 JanuaryGiacomo Puccini's opera Tosca, based on the play La Tosca byFrench dramatist Victorien Sardou, premiered at the Teatro Costanzi inRome.
31 JanuaryDatu Muhammad Salleh, leader of a series of major disturbancesin North Borneo, was shot dead in Tambunan, but his followers did notgive up for five more years.
24 JanuarySecond Boer War: Boer forces stopped a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
31 JanuaryDatu Muhammad Salleh, leader of a series of major disturbances in North Borneo, was shot dead in Tambunan, but his followers did not give up for five more years.
15 FebruarySecond Boer War: British cavalry under Major-General John French defeated Boer forces to end a 124-day siege of Kimberley, present-day South Africa.
20 JuneBoxer Rebellion-The Imperial Chinese Army began a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1900:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberTom Goddard / Cricketer / United Kingdom
02 AprilRoberto Arlt / Author / Argentina
04 January James Bond / Zoologist / United States of America
05 AprilSpencer Tracy / Actor / United States of America
05 DecemberJimmy Dimmock / Footballer / United Kingdom
10 AprilArnold Orville Beckman / Chemist / United States of America
10 OctoberHelen Hayes / Actress / United States of America
14 NovemberAaron Copland / Composer / United States of America
14 MayWalter Rehberg / Composer / Switzerland
15 AugustJack Tworkov / Painter / United States of America
16 DecemberV. S. Pritchett / Writer / Britain
17 DecemberKatina Paxinou / Actress / Greece
19 JuneLaura Z. Hobson / Author / United States of America
20 January Colin Clive / Actor / United Kingdom
22 February Luis Buñuel / Producer / Spain
23 SeptemberBill Stone / Soldier / United Kingdom
24 January Theodosius Dobzhansky / Biologist / Ukraine
26 February Fritz Wiessner / Mountaineer / United States of America
27 MayUładzimir Žyłka / Poet / Belarus
28 March Edward Wagenknecht / Educator / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1900:

YearName / Profession / Country
23 OctoberDouglas Jardine / Cricketer / India
22 OctoberAshfaqulla Khan / Activist / India
20 MaySumitranandan Pant / Poet / India
22 OctoberAshfaqullah Khan / Freedom Fighter / India
18 AugustVijaya Lakshmi Pandit / Politician / India
17 AprilBinodananda Jha / Politician / India
10 JanuaryMarotrao Kannamwar / Politician / India
03 NovemberSagarmal Gopa / Freedom Fighter / India
02 DecemberFa-hien / Historian / India
01 January Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar / Scholar / India
25 JuneLord Louis Mountbatten / Indian Navy / India
19 FebruaryBalwantrai Mehta / Politician / India
20 MaySumitranandan Pant / Poet / India
18 AugustVijay Lakshmi Pandit / Politician / India
25 JuneLouis Mountbatten / Governor General / India

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