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January 5th
Irish leader John Edward Redmond called for a revolt against British rule in Ireland.
January 6th
The Boers attacked Ladysmith, South Africa - over 1000 people were killed.
January 8th
The United States President William McKinley placed Alaska under military rule.
January 24th
British troops and the Boers clashed at the Battle of Spion Kop in Second Boer War, in South Africa.
January 24th
The governments in London and Pretoria began negotiations to end the Second Boer War.
January 27th
Foreign diplomats in Peking, China demanded to the Chinese government that the Boxer rebels be disciplined.
January 30th
British forces fighting the Boers in South Africa applied for more reinforcements.
February 7th
The Labour Representation Committee (the Labour Party) was founded in Great Britain.
February 8th
British troops were defeated by the Boers at Ladysmith, South Africa.
February 14th
In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invaded the Orange Free State.
February 17th
British troops and the Boers clashed at the Battle of Paardeberg in the Second Boer War.
February 22nd
Hawaii officially became a territory of the United States of America.
February 23rd
Battle of Hart's Hill - In South Africa the Boers and British troops clashed in battle.
February 27th
In South Africa, British military leaders received an unconditional notice of surrender from the Boer General Piet Cronje.
February 27th
Ramsay MacDonald was appointed secretary of newly formed British Labour Party.
March 11th
Boer leader Paul Kruger's peace overtures were rejected by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Lord Salisbury.
March 13th
British forces occupied Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
May 17th
British Troops relieved Mafeking during the Boer War in South Africa.
May 21st
Russia invaded and occupied Manchuria, China.
May 24th
Britain annexed Orange Free state and the Transvaal.
May 25th
In South Africa, Boer soldiers voted for the continuance of the war with Britain.
May 28th
Rebel Boxers attacked Belgian personnel at the Fengtai railway station in China.
May 29th
The Chinese government officially denounced the Boxer rebels.
May 30th
The Boxer rebels occupied the city of Tientsin, China.
May 31st
Peacekeepers from various European countries arrived in China, in the wake of the Boxer Rebellion.
May 31st
The British under Lord Robert occupied the city of Johannesburg in South Africa.
June 5th
In the Boer War, British soldiers took the city of Pretoria, South Africa.
June 14th
The German parliament, the Reichstag, approved a second law that allowed the expansion of the German navy.
June 20th
The Boxers gathered 20,000 people near Peking and killed hundreds of European citizens, including the German ambassador.
July 2nd
Count von Zeppelin's first airship flight on Lake Constance, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
July 5th
The British Parliament passed the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act.
July 9th
Queen Victoria gave royal assent to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act.
July 13th
In China, European Allies clashed with the rebelling Boxers and retook Tientsin.
July 29th
Soviet space pioneer Mikhail Klavdievich Tikhonravov was born. He was a Soviet aerospace engineer, one of the founders of the Soviet space programme. Involved with Sputnik and Vostok, among others.
August 14th
The anti-western Boxer Rebellion in China, instigated by Empress Zi Xi was crushed by an International force sent in by western powers, under British command.
September 8th
A powerful destructive hurricane hit Galveston in Texas, USA, killing nearly 8,000 people.
October 7th
Heinrich Himmler was born. Himmler would later become a top Nazi official and leader of the SS under Hitler during the 1930s and WWII.
November 6th
Republican William McKinley was reelected by defeating Democrat challenger William Jennings Bryan in the U.S. presidential election.
November 30th
Oscar Wilde, Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist and poet died of cerebral meningitis at Hôtel d'Alsace in Paris. Wilde was finally laid to rest at Le Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

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