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Elsewhere in 1900

March 8, 2018

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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Prohibition campaigner Carrie Nation begins her campaign of bar-smashing

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