< MCM = 1900 >
Events in 1900
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|21 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|31 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.|
|13 March:|| ||The Julian calendar observes a leap day by inserting a 29th February 1900, falling back 13 days behind the Gregorian for the next 200 years.|
|29 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|14 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|15 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|25 April:|| ||Gladwyn Jebb, British diplomat, first (acting) Secretary-General of the United Nations, is born in Firbeck Hall, Yorkshire.|
|28 April:|| ||Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer, is born in Franeker.|
|3 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|29 June:|| ||Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer and aviator, is born in Lyon.|
|2 July:|| ||The first rigid airship, Zeppelin LZ1, makes its first flight 400 metres above the Bodensee in southern Germany.|
|19 July:|| ||The first line of the Paris Métro opens during the Exposition Universelle world fair between Porte Maillot and Porte de Vincennes.|
|8 Augustus:|| ||At the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris German mathematician David Hilbert presents a series of mathematical problems to tackle in the new century.|
|25 Augustus:|| ||Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, dies in Weimar at age 55.|
|25 Augustus:|| ||Constantin Perskyi, professor of Electricity in Saint Petersburg, delivers a speech at the International World Fair in Paris, “Télévision au moyen de l' électricité”, which English reporters translate as “Television by means of electricity”, thus inventing the word television.|
|28 September:|| ||A donkey falls through the desert sand into the access shaft of the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, a major 2nd century necropolis in Alexandria, Egypt, in use until the 4th century.|
|3 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|30 November:|| ||Oscar Wilde, Irish writer, dies in Paris of cerebral meningitis at age 46.|
|10 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1318 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1900
Hormuzd Rassam, George Freeth, Giuseppe Verdi, Alexandrina Victoria, Lord Kelvin, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Anton Chekhov, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Masaoka Shiki, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, Manfred von Richthofen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov and Hendrik Marsman celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1900 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1810, 1821, 1827, 1838, 1849, 1855, 1866, 1877, 1883 and 1894 in the century before it and 1906, 1917, 1923, 1934, 1945, 1951, 1962, 1973, 1979 and 1990 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1900 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 27 June 2017.