Top News Stories from 1901
Population: 4.378 billionpopulation by decade More World Statistics...
- Queen Victoria dies on Jan. 22 after a reign of nearly 64 years, and is succeeded by her son, Edward VII.
- The Boxer Rebellion officially ends on Sept. 7 with the signing of the Peace of Beijing.
President: William McKinley
Vice President: Theodore Roosevelt
Population: 77,584,000More U.S. Statistics...
- As President McKinley begins his second term, he is fatally shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz (Sept. 6). Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as successor after McKinley dies on Sept. 14.
- J.P. Morgan creates the United States Steel Co., which will become the first $1 billion corporation in the world.
Federal spending: $0.53 billion
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
Stanley CupWinnipeg Victorias
WimbledonWomen: Emil A. von Behring (Germany), for work on serum therapy against diphtheria (6-2 6-2) Women: Charlotte Sterry d. B. Hillyard (6-2 6-2)
Men: Arthur Gore d. R. Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)
Kentucky Derby ChampionHis Eminence
NCAA Football ChampionsHarvard (CFRA) (12-0-0) & Michigan (NCF, HF) (11-0-0)
Nobel Prize for Literature: René F. A. Sully Prudhomme (France)More Entertainment Awards...
- Constantin Stanislavsky, founder of the Moscow Art Theatre, formulates the revolutionary Stanislavsky Method of acting, which requires actors to see and hear on stage as they do in real life, enabling them to react to theatrical situations in the same way they naturally would.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Jacobus H. van't Hoff (Netherlands), for laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutionsMore Nobel Prizes in 1998...