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



Guglielmo Marconi in Newfoundland receives radio signals from Poldhu in Cornwall, the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic, heralding a revolution in communications. The Anglo-American Telegraph Company opposes further experiments.
Follow this link for the www. link - opens in new window Marconi Calling website.

Riots at Birmingham prevent David Lloyd George making a speech on the war in South Africa and he has to be smuggled away, disguised as a policeman. One person is killed.

Lloyd George at Birmingham - link to enlarged version

Liverpool Overhead Electric Railway fire - six killed. More on rail travel.

Boer general De Wet captures four companies of Yeomanry at Tweefontein, seen by some as the last significant Boer victory in the South African War. Peace is not declared until 31 May 1902.

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