Elsewhere in 1901

The funeral of Queen Victoria is held at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

The funeral of Queen Victoria is held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

American anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots U.S. President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. McKinley dies 8 days later.

Annie Edson Taylor, a 63-year old schoolteacher from Bay City, Michigan, became the first person to plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel and to survive

Two automobile manufacturers, Alexander Winton of Cleveland and Henry Ford of Detroit, competed against each other at a track in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in a race that would set the future of American automobiles

Philadelphia City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, designed by John McArthur, Jr., is completed, the world’s tallest occupied masonry building

U.S. General Smith orders Philippine civilian massacre

The Great Fire of 1901 in Jacksonville

Gillette patents a disposable razor blade system

In the first great Texas gusher, oil is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas

Wireless radio is received from 1,700 miles away

Registration opened for the Oklahoma Territory land lottery at 9 in the morning on July 10th

The Acousticon, the first battery-powered hearing aid, is patented

Santos-Dumont wins the 100,000 francs Deutsch Prize


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