1901 in History – What happened in year 1901

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1901 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1901.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1901 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 januaryThe first great gusher of the Texas Oil Boom was discovered in the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas, US.
25 februaryU.S. Steel, the first billion-dollar corporation and once theworld's largest producer of steel, was incorporated by industrialist J.P. Morgan.
11 juneThe boundaries of the Colony of New Zealand are extended by the UK to include the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands were first settled in the 6th century by Polynesian people who migrated from Tahiti, an island 1154 km to the northeast of Cook Islands.
10 augustThe Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workersorganized an ultimately unsuccessful strike to reverse its decliningfortunes and organize large numbers of new members.
28 augustSilliman University in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines,became the first American private school to be founded in the country.
02 septemberU.S. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt first uttered the famousphrase 'speak softly and carry a big stick' at theMinnesota State Fair, describing his philosophy of negotiatingpeacefully while simultaneously threatening to use military force.
03 septemberThe National Flag of Australia, a Blue Ensign defaced with theCommonwealth Star and the Southern Cross, flew for the first time atopthe Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
06 septemberU.S. President William McKinley was fatally wounded byanarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NewYork.
07 septemberWith Peking occupied by foreign troops from the Eight-NationAlliance, Qing China was forced to sign the Boxer Protocol, an unequaltreaty ending the Boxer Rebellion.
14 septemberWilliam McKinley, the 25th President of the United States is assassinated by Leon Czolgosz when he is shot at point blank range.
14 septemberTheodore Roosevelt became President of the United States at age42, the youngest person ever to do so, eight days after William McKinleywas fatally wounded in Buffalo, New York.
28 septemberPhilippine–American War-Filipino guerrillas killed more thanforty American soldiers in a surprise attack in the town of Balangiga onSamar Island.
24 octoberAnna Edson, a schoolteacher, rides over the Niagara Falls safely in the first successful barrel ride.
10 decemberThe first Nobel Prizes were awarded, on the anniversary of the 1896 death of their founder, Swedish chemist and industrialist Alfred Nobel.
12 decemberGuglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radiosignal, from Poldhu Wireless Station in Cornwall, England, to SignalHill in St. John's, Newfoundland.
14 JuneGolf competition was organized for the first time.
14 SeptemberUS President William McKenzie was shot and killed in the United States.
12 OctoberUS President Theodore Roosevelt changed the name of Rashtrapati Bhavan from Executive Manson to the White House.
18 NovemberThe famous Indian film director V. Shantaram was born.
12 DecemberG. Marconi first sent a radio message to Atlantic. The dialogue took place from Cornwall in England to Newfoundland in Canada.
14 DecemberMahatma Gandhi reached Rajkot via Porbandar.
22 JanuaryQueen Victoria of Britain died at the age of 82.
16 FebruaryIndia's famous nationalist, social reformer, scholar and jurist Mahadev Govind Ranade died.
02 MarchThe world's first wireless telegraph company opened in Hawaii.
10 JanuaryThe Grand Opera House located in the city of Cincinnati was destroyed by fire.
12 FebruaryViceroy of India Lord Curzon built the new North-West Frontier Province in Punjab near the border of Afghanistan.
01 MarchThe Census of India was the fourth and first reliable census of the British Raj.
25 AprilNew York Automobile became the first US state to have license plates.
09 MayThe first Australian Parliament opened in Melbourne.
02 JuneKatsura Taro became Prime Minister of Japan.


Famous birthdays in the year 1901:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustFrancisco Guilledo / Boxer / Philippines
03 March Claude Choules / Soldier / United Kingdom
05 DecemberWalt Disney / Industrialist / United States of America
05 NovemberEddie Paynter / Cricketer / United Kingdom
05 SeptemberMario Scelba / Politician / Italy
08 SeptemberHendrik Verwoerd / Politician / Netherlands
09 DecemberJean Mermoz / Politician / France
10 MayJohn Desmond Bernal / Physicist / Ireland
13 DecemberOlev Roomet / Singer / Estonia
15 OctoberEnrique Jardiel Poncela / Playwright / Spain
17 MayWerner Egk / Pianist / Germany
19 DecemberFritz Mauruschat / Footballer / Germany
20 MayDoris Fleeson / Journalist / United States of America
24 AugustPreston Foster / Actor / United States of America
26 SeptemberGeorge Raft / Actor / United States of America
27 March Carl Barks / Writer / United States of America
27 February Marino Marini / Academic / Italy
29 AprilHirohito / Emperor / Japan
29 JuneNelson Eddy / Actor / United States of America
31 JulyJean Dubuffet / Painter / France

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1901:

YearName / Profession / Country
23 March Bon Maharaja / Writer / India
03 JuneG. Sankara Kurup / Poet / India
NA NAPartap Singh Kairon / Politician / India
29 JuneAmal Kumar Sarkar / Lawyer / India
18 NovemberV. Shantaram / Actor / India
15 AprilAjoy Mukherjee / Politician / India
06 JulyShyama Prasad Mukherjee / Lawyer / India
16 MarchPrahlad Balacharya Gajendragadka / Lawyer / India
23 NovemberNabakrushna Choudhuri / Politician / India
25 AprilAjay Kumar Mukherjee / Politician / India
03 JuneG. Shankar Kurup / Teacher / India
20 February Ramakrishna Ranga Rao of Bobbili / Politician / India
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