Friday, February 15, 2008
And finally, the last entry of this series...
1891 to 1917 – The Trans Siberian Railroad is built.
1895 – Grace Chisholm Young receives a Ph.D. in mathematics, becoming the first woman to be awarded a doctorate at a German university.
1986 – A.H. Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
X-rays are first used in medicine.
1897 – Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee is held. At a naval review, Charles Parsons demonstrates the superior speed of his turbine-powered ship, the Turbania, previously ignored by the British navy.
1899 – The Spanish-American war: Cuba becomes independent, and Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico are ceded to the United States.
Ferdinand von Zeppelin builds his first airship
Maria Sklodowska Curie isolates radium.
1899 to 1902 – The Boer War ends in British annexation of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.
1900 – The Boxer Rebellion attempts to expel forigners from China.
R.A. Fessenden transmits the human voice by radio.