Marcel Proust, Contre Saint-Beuve

Boer War: relief of Ladysmith and Mafeking. Britain occupies Pretoria.

China: Boxer rebellion.

February 27 founding of Labour Representation Committee (Ramsay MacDonald, secretary).[1]

Olympic Games in Paris.

Invention of the revolver and the Zeppelin.

August 25: death of Friedrich Nietzsche

  1. See Martin Gilbert, A History of the Twentieth Century (HarperCollins, 2001), pp. 1-5.