02 - James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82.
04 - Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to US.
07 - Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st intl radio distress signal.
08 - Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen.
11 - Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising.
12 - Southwest-Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German garison.
17 - Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater.
25 - J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea," premieres in Dublin.
25 - 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania.
28 - 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on U of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them.
02 - US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey.
04 - John Millington Synges "Well of Saints," premieres in Dublin.
05 - American occupation of Cuba ends.067944663X
07 - Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks).
08 - Russo-Japanese War Japanese surprise attack on Port Arthur starts Russo-Japanese War u.1905.
09 - Russo-Japanese War Japan declares war on Russia.
10 - Russo-Japanese War Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships.
17 - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly," premieres in Milan.
21 - National Ski Association forms in Ishpeming Mich.
23 - US acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million.
25 - J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish Natl Theater Society.
29 - Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7 man committee to study Panama Canal.
02 - "Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted.
05 - Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71.
12 - Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund.
12 - 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport).
13 - Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilian border dedicated.
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