Events of the year 1900

  • Social Democrati Party

    Social Democrati Party
    Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention
  • The gold standard act

    The gold standard act
    The Gold Standard Act officially placed the United States on the gold standard.
  • Wizard of Oz

    Wizard of Oz
    L Frank Baum writes "Wizard of Oz". The exact date is unknown but it was in the month of april on the year of 1900.
  • The People

    The People
    1st edition of Dutch newspaper "The People"
  • Hall of fame

    Hall of fame
    American Hall of Fame found.
  • Grave Robbers

    Grave Robbers
    250 grave robbers were shot to death
  • 1900 Olympic games

    1900 Olympic games
    The Olympic Games opened. they were held at Paris, the games attract 1,505 athletes from 16 nations. France was the unofficial winner.
  • Escalator

    Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co
  • Hawaii

    Hawaiian Republic becomes US Territory of Hawaii
  • Yellow Fever

    Yellow Fever
    Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
  • German Liners

    German Liners
    4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 died
  • The first Rigid Airship

    The first Rigid Airship
    Retired general Ferdinand von Zeppelin, at age 62, launched the first rigid airship, at Friedrichshafen
  • Hamburger

    Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
  • Firestone tire and rubber

    Firestone tire and rubber
    Firestone Tire & Rubber was founded at Akron, Ohio, by U.S. entrepreneur Harvey Samuel Firestone, 32, who has patented a method for attaching tires to rims. He invests $10,000 to start the new firm.
  • Davis cup

    Davis cup
    The first Davis Cup tennis matches opened at Brookline, Mass., and continued for 3 days.
  • Storm in Texas

    Storm in Texas
    The 1900 storm in Galveston, Texas. the storm killed between 6,000 and 8,000 people in the worst recorded natural disaster in North American history. Thousands more are injured and property damage amounts to $17 million.
  • Golf US open

    Golf US open
    Harry Vardon wins US Open golf tournament
  • First Camera

    First Camera
    First camera was created
  • The boxer rebellion

    The boxer rebellion
    the bexer rebellion was from 1899 to 1901
  • Automobile show

    Automobile show
    1st national automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)