Find out what all happened February to November 1900

The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, China, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China. (14. August 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)

Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B. (5. April 1900)

The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree. (6. February 1900)

Boxer Rebellion: Allied Western and Japanese forces capture the Taku Forts in Tianjin, China. (17. June 1900)

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

Second Boer War: British troops fail in their third attempt to lift the Siege of Ladysmith. (7. February 1900)

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives Royal Assent to an Act creating Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government. (9. July 1900)

Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor. (30. April 1900)

Boxer Rebellion: The Governor of Shanxi province in North China orders the execution of 45 foreign Christian missionaries and local church members, including children. (9. July 1900)

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

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

Gare d'Orsay railway station is inaugurated in Paris. (28. May 1900)

Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans. (27. July 1900)

Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses. (7. November 1900)

The Scofield mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history. (1. May 1900)

Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines. (15. April 1900)

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

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

American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863. (23. May 1900)

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