The Year 1901
Events gallery heading 1901: Living at the Time of the Census Events of 1901




Court of Appeal dismisses the appeal of the London School Board against the Cockerton judgement, which limited its powers to provide more than elementary education. More on schools.


Launch of the White Star liner Celtic, the largest ship in the world at 20,880 tons, at Harland & Wolff's shipyard at Belfast. More on sea travel.


Budget raises income tax to 1s 2d in the which, for the first time, will raise more revenue from direct than indirect taxes. Chancellor also introduces new taxes on sugar and coal exports and announces a war loan of 60 million.
More on the economy.


Tottenham Hotspur, a non-League football team, beats Sheffield United 3 – 1 to win the cup final after a replay. More on football.

Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheffield Utd -  link to enlarged version

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