1901 in History – What happened in year 1901

In history, year 1901 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 1901.

Know what happened in 1901:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 September U.S. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt first uttered the famousphrase 'speak softly and carry a big stick' (cartoon pictured) at theMinnesota State Fair, describing his philosophy of negotiatingpeacefully while simultaneously threatening to use military force.
03 September The National Flag of Australia, a Blue Ensign defaced with theCommonwealth Star and the Southern Cross, flew for the first time atopthe Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
10 January The first great gusher of the Texas Oil Boom was discovered in the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas, US.
28 AugustSilliman University in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines,became the first American private school to be founded in the country.
28 September Philippine–American War-Filipino guerrillas killed more thanforty American soldiers in a surprise attack in the town of Balangiga onSamar Island.
10 DecemberThe first Nobel Prizes were awarded, on the anniversary of the1896 death of their founder, Swedish chemist and industrialist AlfredNobel (pictured).
12 DecemberGuglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radiosignal, from Poldhu Wireless Station in Cornwall, England, to SignalHill in St. John's, Newfoundland.
06 SeptemberU.S. President William McKinley was fatally wounded byanarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NewYork.
07 SeptemberWith Peking occupied by foreign troops from the Eight-NationAlliance, Qing China was forced to sign the Boxer Protocol, an unequaltreaty ending the Boxer Rebellion.
25 FebruaryU.S. Steel, the first billion-dollar corporation and once theworld's largest producer of steel, was incorporated by industrialist J.P. Morgan.
10 AugustThe Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workersorganized an ultimately unsuccessful strike to reverse its decliningfortunes and organize large numbers of new members.
14 SeptemberTheodore Roosevelt became President of the United States at age42, the youngest person ever to do so, eight days after William McKinleywas fatally wounded in Buffalo, New York.
03 SeptemberThe National Flag of Australia, a Blue Ensign defaced with theCommonwealth Star and the Southern Cross, flew for the first time atopthe Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
31 MarchA magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Black Sea, the mostpowerful earthquake ever recorded in the area.
10 JanuaryThe first great gusher of the Texas Oil Boom was discovered in the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas, US.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1901:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Jascha Heifetz / Educator / United States of America
02 SeptemberAndreas Embirikos / Poet / Greece
03 DecemberGlenn Hartranft / Shot Putter / United States of America
05 JulyJulio Libonatti / Footballer / Italy
05 NovemberEtta Moten Barnett / Actress / United States of America
05 SeptemberMario Scelba / Politician / Italy
06 OctoberEveline Du Bois-Reymond Marcus / Academic / Germany
06 JuneSukarno / Politician / Indonesia
07 AugustAnn Harding / Actress / United States of America
07 MayGary Cooper / Actor / United States of America
09 February Brian Donlevy / Actor / United States of America
12 AprilLowell Stockman / Politician / United States of America
12 January Karl Künstler / Army Officer / Germany
13 AprilJacques Lacan / Academic / France
15 OctoberEnrique Jardiel Poncela / Playwright / Spain
22 MayMaurice J. Tobin / Politician / United States of America
22 DecemberAndre Kostelanetz / Composer / United States of America
22 March Greta Kempton / Painter / United States of America
24 January Edward Turner / Engineer / United Kingdom
24 JuneHarry Partch / Composer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1901:

YearName / Profession / Country
06 JulyShyama Prasad Mukherjee / Lawyer / India
25 AprilAjay Kumar Mukherjee / Politician / India
23 NovemberNabakrushna Choudhuri / Politician / India
20 February Ramakrishna Ranga Rao of Bobbili / Politician / India
18 NovemberV. Shantaram / Actor / India
23 March Bon Maharaja / Writer / India
03 JuneG. Shankar Kurup / Teacher / India
NA NAPartap Singh Kairon / Politician / India
15 AprilAjoy Mukherjee / Politician / India
29 JuneAmal Kumar Sarkar / Lawyer / India
03 JuneG. Sankara Kurup / Poet / India
16 MarchPrahlad Balacharya Gajendragadka / Lawyer / India

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