01 - 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis.
15 - 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles.
16 - Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs.
21 - Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH.
21 - After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed.
23 - Ice cream cone created by Charles E Menches during La Purchase Expo.
23 - John Simon, public health pioneer, dies.
07 - Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96.
10 - Japanese fleet defeat Russians off Port Arthur.0195069072
16 - NYC begins building Grand Central Station.
23 - Automobile tire chain patented.
24 - Field battle at Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian.
25 - James J Jeffries TKOs Jack Munroe in 2 for heavyweight boxing title.
29 - Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876), dies.
03 - St Louis Olympics closes.
04 - Dali Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet.
09 - Mounted police 1st used in NYC.
15 - Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight.
19 - Gen Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties.
20 - George Ade's "College Widow," premieres in NYC.
20 - Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II.
26 - Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada.
26 - GB Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband," premieres in NYC.
28 - Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC.
29 - 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio).
30 - Sigurd Lie, composer, dies at 33.
30 - White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days.
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