Boer War: relief of Ladysmith and Mafeking. Britain occupies Pretoria.
China: Boxer rebellion.
February 27 founding of Labour Representation Committee (Ramsay MacDonald, secretary).
Olympic Games in Paris.
Invention of the revolver and the Zeppelin.
August 25: death of Friedrich Nietzsche
- ↑See Martin Gilbert, A History of the Twentieth Century (HarperCollins, 2001), pp. 1-5.