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1900


1900 History Facts:
  • Boer War (1899-1902) - descendants of the Dutch fight for independence from Britain.
  • German navy develop a 20-year building programme to produce a high seas fleet capable of neutalising that of the British navy.
  • Escalator invented by Charles Seeberger.
  • Paperclip patented by the Norwegian Johann Vaaler.
  • Loudspeaker invented by Horace Short.
  • Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, lecturing to the German Physical Society, announces that matter absorbs heat energy and emits light energy discontinuously - leading to the beginning of the field of quantum mechanics.
Births:

Deaths By Specific Day:
  • Jan 3rd - Edwin George Monk, composer (age 80)
  • Jan 8th - Billy Bates, cricketer
  • Jan 20th - John Ruskin, English writer, dies of flu (age 81)
  • Jan 20th - Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (age 74)
  • Jan 22nd - David E. Hughes, American musician (1831-1900)
  • Jan 30th - Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright (age 71)
  • Feb 3rd - Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer (age 33)
  • Feb 16th - George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa
  • Feb 18th - Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (1824-1900)
  • Feb 23rd - William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival
  • Mar 6th - Gottlieb Daimler, designed first motorcycle (age 65)
  • Mar 10th - Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer (age 94)
  • Mar 11th - Edmund Peate, cricketer
  • Mar 18th - Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (age 32)
  • Mar 19th - John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (1815-1900)
  • Mar 19th - Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (1819-1900)
  • Mar 26th - Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi (age 80)
  • Mar 27th - Pieter J Joubert [Smart Piet], South African general (age 69)
  • Mar 31st - Frank Milligan, cricketer
  • Apr 4th - Edward VII, King, assassinated
  • Apr 5th - Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/S African general, dies in battle
  • Apr 20th - Mebel Mercer, popular British singer
  • Apr 21st - Heinrich Vogl, composer (age 55)
  • Apr 24th - George J D Campbell, Brit min of Indies (age 76)
  • Apr 30th - John Luther (Casey) Jones, Cannonball Express train wreck
  • May 5th - Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter (1817-1900)
  • May 7th - Richard Storrs Willis, composer (age 81)
  • May 18th - Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher (1813-1900)
  • May 20th - Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer (age 80)
  • May 31st - James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (age 75)
  • May 31st - John Power, Whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle
  • Jun 5th - Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage) (age 28)
  • Jun 11th - Charles Swinnerton Heap, composer (age 53)
  • Jun 21st - Polibo Fumagalli, composer (age 69)
  • Jun 29th - Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 24th - Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia (age 59)
  • Jul 29th - Umberto I, Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci
  • Jul 30th - Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1900)
  • Aug 4th - Isaac Levitan, Russian painter (1860-1900)
  • Aug 5th - James Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop (age 80)
  • Aug 6th - Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist/socialist (age 74)
  • Aug 12th - James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn) (age 42)
  • Aug 12th - Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (1836-1900)
  • Aug 16th - Eca de Queiroz, writer
  • Aug 19th - Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer (1833-1900)
  • Aug 25th - Friedrich Nietschze, philosopher (age 55)
  • Aug 25th - Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (1840-1900)
  • Aug 28th - Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher
  • Sep 23rd - William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (1816-1900)
  • Sep 25th - Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (1832-1900)
  • Sep 29th - Samuel Fenton Cary, congressman, prohibitionist (b. 1814)
  • Oct 9th - Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer (age 57)
  • Oct 14th - Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter/etcher
  • Oct 14th - Sandor Erkel, composer (age 54)
  • Oct 15th - Zdenek Fibich, composer (age 49)
  • Oct 20th - Charles Dudley Warner, US writer (age 70)
  • Oct 20th - Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet (1846-1900)
  • Oct 28th - Max Müller, German-born orientalist (1823-1900)
  • Nov 6th - PWJ Le Gallais, British lt-colonel, dies battle Bothaville
  • Nov 21st - J J Ferris, cricketer
  • Nov 22nd - Arthur S Sullivan, England, composer (Mikado, Ivanhoe) (age 58)
  • Nov 30th - Oscar Wilde, Irish author (age 46)
  • Dec 8th - Henry Russell, composer (age 87)
  • Dec 14th - Jean B A Kessler, director of oil Dutch Indies (age 46)
  • Dec 21st - Roger Wolcott, American politician (1847-1900)
  • Dec 27th - William G Armstrong, of Cragside (age 90)
  • Dec 28th - Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (1846-1900)


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