Edward VII becomes King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
The Commonwealth of Australia was inaugurated on 1st January 1901 in Centennial Park, Sydney. In March, elections were held for the new Federal Parliament, and in May the celebrations focused on Melbourne, where the first Federal Parliament was opened in the Royal Exhibition Building.
After the capture of their capital cities the Boers have turned to guerrilla warfare, blowing up trains and ambushing British troops and garrisons. In response, the British forces are implementing their so-called 'scorched earth policy', burning farms and confiscating foodstuffs in an attempt to starve the Boer commandos into submission. Thousands of women and children have been removed from the farms and towns where they lived and placed in concentration camps where malnutrition and disease are rife.
IT'S GOOD TO TALK!
On 12 December 1901, Guglielmo Marconi was responsible for the first wireless signal to be transmitted across the Atlantic from Poldhu, Cornwall to Newfoundland. Aged only 27, facing much opposition and almost overwhelming difficulties, his success marked a turning-point in world-wide communication.
The Billboard by John N.Klohr
Davy Jones's Locker by H.W.Petrie
Sweet Annie Moore by John H.Flynn
Tobermory by Harry Lauder
I've Grown So Used to You by Chattaway
Coon! Coon! Coon! by L.Friedman & G.Jefferson
Mighty Lak' a Rose by F.Stanton & E.Nevin
A Signal from Mars by E.T.Paull
1892 - Diesel Engine (Rudolf Diesel - Germany)
1893 - Dishwasher (Josephine Cochran - USA)
1895 - Wireless Telegraphy (G. Marconi - Italy)
1895 - X-Ray (Wilhelm C. Roentgen - Germany)
1898 - Tape Recorder (Valdemar Poulson - Denmark)
1899 - Aspirin (Felix Hoffman - Germany)
1899 - Paper Clip (Johann Vaaler - Norway)
The arrival of the electric-powered tram on London's streets has brought classless public transport to the masses.
A model of the Z-type elctric tram from 1901 can be seen in the image.
English League: 1900-1901
1st - Liverpool, 2nd - Sunderland AFC
English League: 1901-1902
1st - Sunderland AFC, 2nd - Everton
F.A. CUP 1901:
Champions: Tottenham H.
Runner-up: Sheffield Utd.
Panhard & Levassor are proud to introduce their revolutionary new model, the B2. It is the first car to use the System Panhard front-engine, rear-drive method.
The first exhibition of Pablo Picasso's work opens in Paris on June 24th.
The bold contours and simplified modelling of a Child with a Dove reflect the influence of artists such as Gauguin and Cezanne.