Events and Trends
- Motion pictures
- Ragtime music
- Early commercial production of automobiles.
- Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius and US geologist Thomas Crowder Chamberlain independently come to the conclusion that burning fossil fuels might cause global warming due to CO2 emissions.
- Second Boer War
- Spanish-American War
- Split in Irish nationalism over Irish leader Charles Stewart Parnell's affair with a fellow MP's wife, Kitty O'Shea.
- Accession of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in the world's first ever filmed coronation.
- The New Imperialism
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