1901 Newspaper Archives

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Historical Events

Unearth Your Ancestors and Family History in Newspapers from 1901.

The year 1901 marks the beginning of the 20th century, thus representing a vast range of historical events, many of which still impact our world today. Newspapers, being the irreplaceable source for hundreds of years of information that they are, allow us the ability to research and experience the many fascinating things that have occurred over the years. Our archives feature the most notable historical events from 1901, including the celebration of the start of the 20th century, the discovery of oil in Texas, the opening of the United Kingdom's first Parliament, the first Nobel Prize ceremony, and much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1901

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

January 1, 1901

The beginning of the 20th century is celebrated by the world. Read More

January 10, 1901

Oil is discovered in the first great Texas gusher at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas. Read More

January 22, 1901

After more than 63 years on the throne Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81 and the Prince of Wales formally succeeds his mother as King Edward VII.

January 22, 1901

A fire destroys the Grand Opera House in Cincinnati. Read More

February 5, 1901

To cede control of the Panama Canal, to the United Kingdom and United States sign the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty.
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February 5, 1901

The first billion dollar business deal was made by J. P. Morgan buying mines and steel mills in the United States.
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February 6, 1901

Railway stations in Paris get the first public telephones.

February 14, 1901

The United Kingdom's first parliament is opened by Edward VII. Read More

March 2, 1901

As a condition for the withdrawal of American troops, the Platt Amendment is passed by the United States Congress limiting the autonomy of Cuba.

March 4, 1901

William McKinley begins his second term as President of the United States with Theodore Roosevelt as Vice President.
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March 17, 1901

11 years after Vincent van Gogh's death, a showing of 71 of his paintings creates a sensation in Paris.
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April 25, 1901

The Sate of New York becomes the first to require license plates on automobiles. Read More

May 3, 1901

Jacksonville, Florida's Great Fire of 1901 begins. Read More

May 9, 1901

The introduction of the newly founded Australian Parliament occurs in Melbourne. Read More

May 17, 1901

The U.S. stock market crashes. Read More

June 12, 1901

Cuba is introduced as a protectorate of the United States.

September 5, 1901

Minor League Baseball, then known as the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, is formed in Chicago.

September 7, 1901

The signing of the Boxer Protocol officially ends the Boxer Rebellion in China.

September 14, 1901

William McKinley is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt as President of the United States. Read More

September 26, 1901

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's body is unearthed and then entombed in concrete several feet thick.

October 2, 1901

Holland 1 is the British Royal Navy's first submarine and is launched at Barrow-in-Furness.
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October 24, 1901

Annie Edson Taylor, a Michigan schoolteacher, goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survives.
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December 10, 1901

On the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death, the first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm.
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