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A Russian scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935), in 1903 published a paper on rocket space travel using liquid propellants.
January 1st
King Edward VII of Great Britain and the United Kingdom was proclaimed the Emperor of India.
January 3rd
Austrian civil servant Alois Hitler died. He was the father of Adolf Hitler, the future leader of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich.
January 6th
Albert Einstein married the Serbian mathematician Mileva Maric. He and Mileva had an illegitimate daughter Lieserl, who was born in January 1902.
February 23rd
Cuba leased Guantanamo Bay, south of the island, to the United States of America "in perpetuity". The naval base and camps at Guantanamo Bay would later become infamous.
March 14th
The United States was granted the right to build the Panama Canal, when the Hay-Herran Treaty was ratified by the United States Senate.
April 19th
American treasury agent Eliot Ness was born in Chicago. Ness was famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, as the leader of the legendary 'The Untouchables', and nemesis of gangster Al Capone.
June 25th
The English author George Orwell (real name Eric Arthur Blair) was born in Motihari, Bihar, India. Orwell would later write such classics as 'Animal Farm' and '1984'.
July 1st
Maurice Garin won the first cycling race the Tour de France. The race ran from the 1st of July to the 19th July.
July 20th
Pope Leo XIII died in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City, Rome.
July 23rd
In Chicago, Illinois, a Dr. Ernst Pfenning became the first person to own a Ford Model A car.
August 4th
Pope Pius X was elected Pope at the Vatican in Rome, and replaced Pope Leo XIII as leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
September 24th
The Prime Minister of Australia, Edmund Barton stepped down and was succeded to the office by Alfred Deakin.
November 3rd
Encouraged by the United States, Panama split away from Colombia and proclaims itself independent.
November 6th
The United States of America recognised Panama's independence, which isolated Columbia and opened the way for the Panama Canal.
November 17th
There was division within the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, and split into two groups, the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.
November 18th
The United States and Panama signed the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty. The act gave the Americans the exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.
December 17th
The Wright Brothers' successfully made the first manned powered flight in the Kitty Hawk, in north Carolina. Orville Wright flew 120ft in 12 seconds, and Wilbur flew 852ft in 59 seconds.
 

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