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




British expedition to Somaliland routs the forces of Sayyid Muhammad (also known as Mohammed bin Abdulla Hassan, and to the British - pejoratively - as the 'Mad Mullah'). More on the British Empire.


Sectarian riots in Belfast - troops intervene.


King presents South Africa medals to 3,200 officers and men on Horse Guards Parade.


House of Commons debates the use of concentration camps for Boer civilians, on a motion from Liberal MP David Lloyd George denouncing their management. Motion defeated by 253 to 154, with almost 50 liberal imperialists abstaining. One MP subsequently compares the camps to the 'Black Hole of Calcutta'. More on politics.

Boer 'concentration' camp  -  link to enlarged version
  29 International motor car race from Paris to Berlin is won by M. Fournier. Paris-Berlin car race  -  link to enlarged version

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