1901

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Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks

James Joyce, "The Day of the Rabblement"

January 22: Death of Queen Victoria.

Assassination of President William McKinley.

Britain creates concentration camps in South Africa; approximately 78,000 prisoners die.

Plague in India will kill approximately 7 million in first decade of 20th century.[1]

First transatlantic telegraph.



  1. See Martin Gilbert, A History of the Twentieth Century (HarperCollins, 2001), pp. 5-10, 61.
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