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)

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

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

Philippine–American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac. (17. September 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)

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: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronje at the Battle of Paardeberg. (27. February 1900)

The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded. (3. August 1900)

Thousand Days' War: The Colombian Conservative Party turns the tide of war in their favor with victory against the Colombian Liberal Party in the Battle of Palonegro. (26. May 1900)

Second Boer War: Imperial forces suffer their worst single-day loss of life on Bloody Sunday, the first day of the Battle of Paardeberg. (18. February 1900)

The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, China, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China. (14. August 1900)

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

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

The Davis Cup competition is established. (9. 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)

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

The United States Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule. (2. April 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)

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

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

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