This Year - The Anglo-Russian Entente divides Iran between Britian and Russia.
This Year - Pope Pius X recognizes validity of civil marriages.
This Year - Parisian chemistry student, Eugène Schueller, founded the company L'Oréal by creating a dye to cover gray hair with natural-looking colors in a permanent process.
This Year - Emperor Kojong of Korea abdicates; he is succeeded by his son Sujong
01 - USA Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day.
03 - Josef Foerster, composer, dies at 73.0394555090
04 - George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London.
15 - 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest.
23 - Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator.
25 - Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to National Institute of Arts and Letters.
26 - 1st federal corrupt election practices law passed.
11 - Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die.
11 - De Master's Dutch govt resigns.
13 - English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested.
14 - 1st US fox hound association forms in NYC.
22 - 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London.
25 - US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic.
25 - George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer," premieres in London.
26 - US Congress raised their own salaries to $7500.
26 - Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP).
02 - General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal.
07 - Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer, dies at 64.
09 - 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana.
15 - Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote.
19 - Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70.
21 - US invades Honduras.
23 - Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79.
28 - Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer, dies at 65.
31 - Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers' revolt.
11 - NY Giant Roger Bresnahan becomes 1st catcher to wear shin guards.
18 - Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour," premieres in NYC.
19 - Sports 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24.
06 - 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6.
08 - Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title.
31 - Taxis 1st began running in NYC.0963651722
04 - Automatic washer and dryer introduced.
14 - Norway restricts woman's voting rights.
14 - Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers.
15 - 44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference.
20 - 1st Portland Rose festival.
21 - E W Scripps founded United Press.
26 - Bolsheviks overthrows transport in Tiflis.
07 - Aviation France's Henry Farman flies 30m in a double decker plane.
22 - Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus.
02 - Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published.
07 - Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico.
07 - Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins.
13 - Aviation French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor).
16 - Oklahoma becomes 46th state.
30 - Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle.
02 - Sports Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title.
03 - George Cohans musical "Talk of the Town," premieres in NYC.
06 - Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361.
07 - Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring.
10 - Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature.
13 - German emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam.
16 - Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on it's World Cruise.
17 - Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan.
19 - Gas explosion at Jacobs Creek, Pa, coal mine kills 239.
20 - Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91.
21 - Dutch govt of De Master falls due to war budget.
23 - 1st all-steel passengar railroad coach completed, Altoona, Pa.
30 - Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday invented baseball.
31 - For 1st time a ball drops at Times Square to signal new year.
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