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Major Events of 1901

1901 (Roman Numerals: MCMI) was the 1st year of the 20th century. 1901 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Tuesday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1901.
News Events of 1901

Australia united as Federal Commonwealth.


Australian Parliament convenes for the first time in Melbourne.

Queen Victoria dies aged 81.

Queen Victoria

25th US President William McKinley is shot in Buffalo, and dies 8 days later.

William McKinley

Guglielmo Marconi achieves first trans-Atlantic radio transmission.

Guglielmo Marconi

King Camp Gilette and William Nickerson team up to produce safety razor.


First Nobel Prizes awarded.

Tivoli Gardens opens in Copenhagen.

Sports in 1901
  • Baseball:

    American League repudiates its minor status and competes with the National League as a second major baseball league.

    Numerous minor leagues establish the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues ("Minor League Baseball").

Fiction set in 1901

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