The presidential election of 1900 turns out to be the most
expensive in US history. One report estimates the cost to have reached $5
million. (North America)|
Authorities in New York report an increase in the number of cocaine
A US Army transport ship, The Kilpatrick, sets sail for Manila loaded with
Christmas presents for US soldiers in China and the Philippines.
Having tended to the battered and homeless for two months, Clara Barton
announces that the Red Cross can now leave Galveston, Texas.
In Britain, the "Khaki" election results in victory for the
Conservatives, who retain power under the Marquis of Salisbury.
The 2,500-seat Symphony Hall opens in Boston. The facility was designed
by McKim, Mead and White of New York at a cost of $750,000. Attendees at the
inaugural performance enjoyed a performance of a chorale by J.S. Bach and
Beethoven's Solemn Mass in D. (Northeast/US)
Britain annexes the Transvaal in Africa. (Africa)
Prussian Bernhard von Bulow becomes chancellor of Germany. He succeeds
Chlodwig Karl Hohenlohe who resigned 2 days earlier. (Europe)
Austrian Sigmund Freud publishes "The Interpretation of Dreams,"
calling dreams "the royal road to the unconscious." Freud maintains that dreams
contain repressed desires that would otherwise be censored in a wakened
Seventeen French fishing vessels go missing off the coast of Newfoundland during a hurricane, causing over 400 casualties. (North
In Jamaica, celebrations take place to mark the establishment of a
direct line of steamers running between Jamaica and Bristol. Jamaican Govenor
Sir Augustus Hemming presided over a banquet in Kingston to mark the occasion.
French engineers secure a contract to construct the Seoul-Wiju Railway in
Korea. (Europe, Asia)
Tremors are felt as far as the Andes as an earthquake rocks
Caracas, Venezuela. (South America)