What all happened in 1900?


  • 1901 – President McKinley assassinated, Vice President Roosevelt becomes the 26th President.
  • 1901 – U.S. Steel founded by John Pierpont Morgan.
  • 1901 – Hay–Pauncefote Treaty.
  • 1901 – Louis Armstrong born.
  • 1901 – Jacquan Boyd born.
  • 1902 – Drago Doctrine.
  • 1902 – First Rose Bowl game played.
  • 1902 – Newlands Reclamation Act.

Is the 1900s correct?

It used to be standard, but I’ve noticed some lapses lately, e.g., 1900’s is now 1900s, and she grew up in the 80’s is now she grew up in the 80s. And what about plural acronyms? It is simply plural. (There is an apostrophe before the number to indicate the missing 19.)

What was the year 1900 like?

In 1900, the average family had an annual income of $3,000 (in today’s dollars). The family had no indoor plumbing, no phone, and no car. About half of all American children lived in poverty. Most teens did not attend school; instead, they labored in factories or fields.

What do you call the 1900s?

The words “nineteen-hundreds” to me mean strictly 1900–1909. I’ve noticed several times that people, invariably North American, use these words to mean “the twentieth century”, or 1900–1999, or something like that. Similarly for “the eighteen hundreds” used to mean “the nineteenth century” and so on.

What was going on in 1906?

April 18 – The 1906 San Francisco earthquake (estimated magnitude 7.8) on the San Andreas Fault destroys much of San Francisco, California, killing at least 3,000 people, with 225,000–300,000 left homeless, and $350,000,000 in damages.

What historical events happened in 1908?


  • 1908 Baby New Year on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
  • January 24: Boy Scout movement.
  • June 30: Tunguska event (evidence photographed 21 years later.)
  • July: 1908 Summer Olympics.
  • October 1: Ford Model T launch.
  • Simone de Beauvoir.
  • Edward Teller.
  • Buster Crabbe.

Is 80’s correct?

The correct way to refer to a decade is “1980s”, without the apostrophe. The confusion arises because the century part of the decade is often omitted, which does require an apostrophe like this: “the ’80s”. Thanks, LA.

Does 1900’s have an apostrophe?

With double digits and above, many (but not everyone) regard the apostrophe as superfluous. Most writers nowadays favor the 1900s, but some go with the 1900’s. If numerals are used to identify decades, the ’30s is widely used, but you will also see the 30’s, and occasionally even the ’30’s.

What was life like 1902?

The average life expectancy in the United States was 46. 14% of American homes had a bathtub. 8% had a telephone. There were 8,000 cars in the United States, and 144 miles of paved road on which to travel.

What year is the Noughties?

January 1, 2000 – December 31, 2009

What does 1900 mean?

ago. “By 1900” means “no later than 1900”. “By 1900, every man was wearing a top hat” means that some men were wearing top hats before 1900 and that every man was wearing one in 1900.

What was the history of the 1900’s in America?

Timeline – The 1900s 1 Timeline 2 1900 March 14, 1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard. 3 More 4 June 1, 1900 – The 1900 census is conducted. 5 More 6 September 8, 1900 – The Galveston, Texas hurricane, with winds of 135 miles an hour, kills 8,000 people. 7 More

What was the most popular book of the 1900s?

Popular books of this decade included Anne of Green Gables (1908) and The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902), which sold 50 million and 45 million copies respectively. There are several main varieties of how individual years of the decade are pronounced. Using 1906 as an example, they are “nineteen-oh-six”, “nineteen-six”, and “nineteen-aught-six”.

What was the major invention of the 1900s?

The decade saw the widespread application of the internal combustion engine including mass production of the automobile, as well as the introduction of the typewriter. The Wright Flyer performed the first recorded controlled, powered, sustained heavier than air flight on December 17, 1903.

What did the nineteen hundreds mean in the 1900s?

The term “nineteen-hundreds” is often also used to mean the entire century of years from 1900 to 1999 (see 1900s). The decade saw the widespread application of the internal combustion engine including mass production of the automobile, as well as the introduction of the typewriter.