• Social Revolutionary
  • Boxer Rebellion Ends
  • Australia founded
  • Boers begin guirilla warfare
  • President McKinley Assasinated
  • Cuba becomes a U.S. protectorate
  • Mosquitos Cause Yellow Fever
  • Trans-Siberian Railroad Completed

    Sports Highlights

    U.S. Open Golf Winner: Willie Anderson
    Score: 331
    Course: Myopia Hunt Club
    Location: Hamilton, MA

    Nobel Prizes

    Chemistry
    VAN'T HOFF, JACOBUS HENRICUS, the Netherlands, Berlin University, Germany, b. 1852, d. 1911: "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions"

    Literature
    SULLY-PRUDHOMME (pen-name of PRUDHOMME, RENƒ FRAN‚OIS ARMAND), France, b. 1839, d. 1907: "in special recognition of his poetic composition, which gives evidence of lofty idealism, artistic perfection and a rare combination of the qualitites of both heart and intellect"

    Physiology or Medicine
    VON BEHRING, EMIL ADOLF, Germany, Marburg University, b. 1854, d. 1917: "for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphtheria, by which he has opened a new road in the domain of medical science and thereby placed in the hands of the physician a victorious weapon against illness and deaths"

    Peace
    The prize was divided equally between: JEAN HENRI DUNANT, Switzerland. b. 1828, d. 1910: Founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva; Initiator of the Geneva Convention (Convention de Genve). FRƒDƒRIC PASSY, France. b. 1822, d. 1912: Founder and President of the first French peace society (since 1889 it has been called the Soci&;tŽ Franaise pour l'arbitrage entre nations).

    Physics
    R…NTGEN, WILHELM CONRAD, Germany, Munich University, b. 1845, d. 1923: "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him"