President McKinley of the United
States is shot by the anarchist Leon Czolgosz at New York. He dies eight
days later and is replaced by Vice-President Roosevelt.
Boer general Smuts invades Cape Colony and
defeats 17th Lancers at Battle of Elands River. Peace of
Beijing formally ends the Boxer Rising with China paying indemnities.
More on China.
The new turbine-powered
destroyer HMS Cobra sinks in the North Sea with the loss of 67
lives. The official enquiry blames structural weaknesses.
Riots at Grimsby during dispute between fishermen and trawler owners.
Garden City Association meets
at Birmingham to promote the building of new towns in the countryside.
More on housing.
The Asante kingdom is annexed
to the Gold Coast Colony (Ghana) by Order-in-Council. More
Anti-war demonstration in Regent's
Park broken up.