“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.” – Theodore Roosevelt
• Queen Victoria dies on Jan. 22 after a reign of nearly 64 years, and is succeeded by her son, Edward VII. • The Boxer Rebellion officially ends on Sept. 7 with the signing of the Peace of Beijing. • President: William McKinley • Vice President: Theodore Roosevelt • U.S. Population: 77,584,000
More U.S. Statistics... • J.P. Morgan creates the United States Steel Co., which will become the first $1 billion corporation in the world. • Federal spending: $0.53 billion • Unemployment: 4.0% • Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02 Wimbledon Women: Charlotte Sterry d. B. Hillyard (6-2 6-2) Men: Arthur Gore d. R. Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4) Kentucky Derby Champion
Entertainment • Nobel Prize for Literature: René F. A. Sully Prudhomme (France) More Entertainment Awards... • Constantin Stanislavsky, founder of the Moscow Art Theatre, formulates the revolutionary Stanislavsky Method of acting, which requires actors to see and hear on stage as they do in real life, enabling them to react to theatrical situations in the same way they naturally would.
Nobel Prizes in Science
• Scrooge, or, Marley’s Ghost • Trapeze Disrobing Act • A Busy Corner at Armour’s • A Chinese Market • A Close Call
• Chemistry: Jacobus H. van’t Hoff (Netherlands), for laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions • Physics: Wilhelm K. Roentgen (Germany), for discovery of Roentgen rays • Physiology or Medicine: Emil A. von Behring (Germany), for work on serum therapy against diphtheria • Guglielmo Marconi successfully receives wireless signals transmitted from England to Newfoundland. • The first Nobel Prizes are awarded.
Films • Fire! • President McKinley Inauguration Footage (Taking the Oath) Star Theatre
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“For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of winding water.” – Chief Joseph
“In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.” – William McKinley As President McKinley begins his second term, he is fatally shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz (Sept. 6). Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as successor after McKinley dies on Sept. 14.
”Tooth soap” cost 25¢ Board at College for 40 weeks cost $59 Average cost of house $5,000 Oldsmobile car cost $650 One pound of coffee cost 15¢ Postage stamp 2¢ $1 in 1901 = $26.40 today
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