Sunday, September 23, 2007

1901, the century has begun!

Fine, I'm a bit late, and can't let this happen again - but I have the excuse that 1900 wasn't thought by all to be the start of the 20th century. So ha. Even though there is a somewhat compelling case for the conventional approach. However, convention does me no good here, so bah! 1901 is the start! Here are the goodies:

The Commonwealth of Australia federates! Flight of the Conchords now has a people to hate upon.

Oil gushes in texas!

Queen Victoria dies, succeeded by her song, King Edward VIII (born Albert Edward, at left). First monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (wherefrom the Royal Consort Prince Albert hailed), to be renamed House of Windsor.

Mar 4th - Pres. McKinley commences his second term.

Cuba becomes a US protectorate.

Sept 6th - Pres. McKinley shot and fatally wounded, dies on Sept. 14th. Theodore Roosevelt becomes the

McKinley's assassin, Leon Czolgosz, is executed by electrocution. Must've been a speedy trial...

First Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm, and Marie Curie receives her doctorate.

Guglielmo Marconi receives the firs TranPublish Posts-Atlantic radio signal (this must have been so freakishly awesome for him to hear).

Lots of good births, including: Clark Gable, Zeppo Marx, Linus Pauling, Fulgencio Batista, Emperor Hirohito, and lots more.

Second Boer war still going strong.

Work calls, hopefully I'll be able to go into a little more depth on these things later in life...

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