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January 2, 1900
New York City has the first operational electric bus.
January 2, 1900
The Secretary of the United States, John Hay, publicizes the Open Door Policy which will encourage trade between America and China.
January 8, 1900
Alaska is placed under military governance by President William McKinley of the United States.
January 14, 1900
The British-German treaty of 1899, in which claims to the American Samoa portion of the Samoan Islands is renounced by the United Kingdom, is accepted by the U.S. Senate.
January 29, 1900
Eight founding teams organize The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs in Philadelphia.
February 1, 1900
Refusal to join the Australian Federation was announced by Western Australia unless it receives five more years of fiscal freedom.
February 5, 1900
A treaty for the building of a Central American shipping canal across Central America in Nicaragua is signed by the United Kingdom and the United States.
February 9, 1900
The Davis Cup tennis tournament is created by Dwight F. Davis.
February 27, 1900
Ramsay MacDonald is appointed as first secretary of the newly formed British Labor Party.
March 6, 1900
At Newgate Prison, baby-farmer Ada Williams is hanged for murdering a 21-month old girl.
March 7, 1900
Part of Buckingham Palace's roof is destroyed from a fire.
March 9, 1900
The right to take part in university entrance exams is insisted upon by Women in Germany.
March 16, 1900
The land on Crete on which the ruins of the palace of Knossos stand is purchased by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans who than begins to unearth some of the palace three days later.
March 28, 1900
Over 1,000 tons of waste from demolished buildings is removed in areas affected by an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Sydney, Australia.
March 31, 1900
France enforces new limitations on the length of time a legal workday can be for women and children, making it 11 hours.