Find out what all happened February to November 1900

The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore. (7. March 1900)

Hawaii becomes a United States territory. (14. June 1900)

Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine–American War. (13. September 1900)

The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany. (2. July 1900)

Fußball-Club Bayern München is founded. (27. February 1900)

Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi. (21. June 1900)

The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends after a 13-day siege is lifted by the British. The battle had begun when a force of between 2,000 and 3,000 Boers had surrounded a force of 500 Australians, Rhodesians, Canadians and British soldiers at a supply dump at Brakfontein Drift. (16. August 1900)

Second Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State. (14. February 1900)

Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission (Planck's law). (19. October 1900)

Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughan, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express. (30. April 1900)

Birsa Munda, an important figure in the Indian independence movement, dies in a British prison under mysterious circumstances. (9. June 1900)

Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families. (18. June 1900)

Governor of Kentucky William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky. (3. February 1900)

Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State. (24. May 1900)

The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal. (25. October 1900)

N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by the French commander Émile Gentil. (29. May 1900)

The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga. (18. May 1900)

The Second Boer War: The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted. (28. February 1900)

Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people. (8. September 1900)

Second Boer War: British troops relieve Mafeking. (17. May 1900)

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