Elsewhere in 1900


The second modern Olympics takes place in Paris. Events include angling, cannon shooting, life saving, pigeon racing, fire fighting and ballooning.


The Boxer Rebellion in China escalates into a full-blown war between China and a coalition of western forces

(c) National Army Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

The Boer War continues, with heavy losses on both sides, and the expansion of concentration camps


William McKinley is re-elected President of the USA, with Theodore Roosevelt serving as Vice President


At least 200 are killed in the Scofield Mine Disaster in Utah


Two-thirds of Hull, Quebec, is destroyed in a fire


The Galveston Hurricane kills 6,000 – 12,000 people, making it the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history.


Prohibition campaigner Carrie Nation begins her campaign of bar-smashing

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