02 - Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's 1st airship LZ-1, flies.
02 - Sibelius' "Finlandia," premieres in Helsinki.067944663X
05 - Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act passes British Parliament
05 - Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber.
07 - Boston hurler Kid Nichols notches his 300th career victory.
08 - 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids).
09 - Queen Victoria gives royal assent to Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act
09 - Australia accepts its constitution.
11 - Boer War Boer general De la Rey captures Scots Greys & Lincolns.
13 - Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8.
21 - Pope Leo XIII encyclical to Greek-Melkite rite.
23 - Pan-African Congress meets in London.
24 - Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59.
24 - Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed.
28 - Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut.
31 - Boer War Boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin.
04 - Elizabeth, Queen Mother Of England, King George VI's wife, is born.
06 - Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist/socialist, dies at 74.
07 - Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike.
08 - 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later.
10 - 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Boston (3-0).
12 - James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42.
14 - 2,000 marines land to capture Beijing, ending Boxer rebellion.
14 - 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht).
20 - Cricket Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games.
23 - Boston National Negro Business League organizes.
25 - Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher and writer, dies in Germany
27 - South AfricaBoer War Battle at BergendalGeneral Buller beats Boer general Botha.
28 - Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Women on University), dies.
30 - Last 2000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt South Africa freed.
31 - British troops over run Johannesburg.0195059123
02 - Telegraph use between Germany and US begins.
03 - South Africa British annex Natal.
05 - France proclaims a protectorate over Chad.
06 - British General Buller occupies Lydenburg South Africa.
08 - 6,000 killed when a hurricane & tidal wave strikes Galveston, Texas.
11 - President Kruger crosses border with Mozambique.
17 - Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed.
17 - Queen Victoria disbands British parliament.
23 - William Marsh Rice philanthropist, founder of Rice University is murdered in New York City
27 - Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St NYC.
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