1901

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1901 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1901
MCMI
Ab urbe condita 2654
Armenian calendar 1350
ԹՎ ՌՅԾ
Assyrian calendar 6651
Bahá'í calendar 57–58
Balinese saka calendar 1822–1823
Bengali calendar 1308
Berber calendar 2851
British Regnal year 64 Vict. 1 – 1 Edw. 7
Buddhist calendar 2445
Burmese calendar 1263
Byzantine calendar 7409–7410
Chinese calendar 庚子(Metal Rat)
4597 or 4537
    — to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
4598 or 4538
Coptic calendar 1617–1618
Discordian calendar 3067
Ethiopian calendar 1893–1894
Hebrew calendar 5661–5662
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1957–1958
 - Shaka Samvat 1822–1823
 - Kali Yuga 5001–5002
Holocene calendar 11901
Igbo calendar 901–902
Iranian calendar 1279–1280
Islamic calendar 1318–1319
Japanese calendar Meiji 34
(明治34年)
Javanese calendar 1830–1831
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4234
Minguo calendar 11 before ROC
民前11年
Nanakshahi calendar 433
Thai solar calendar 2443–2444
Tibetan calendar 阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
2027 or 1646 or 874
    — to —
阴金牛年
(female Iron-Ox)
2028 or 1647 or 875

1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1901st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 901st year of the 2nd millennium, the 1st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1900s decade. As of the start of 1901, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Events

January

January 22: King Edward VII ascends the British throne and also becomes Emperor of India.

February

March

March 6: Wilhelm II, German Emperor, survives an assassination attempt.

April

May

June

June 12: Cuba becomes a United States protectorate.

July

August

Silliman University is the first American private school in the Philippines.

September

September 6: US President William McKinley is shot and fatally wounded.
September 7: The Boxer Rebellion in China ends with the signing of the Peking Protocol.
September 14: Theodore Roosevelt becomes President of the United States on the death of William McKinley.

October

November

December

Date unknown

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Deaths

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Nobel Prizes

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Significance of 1901 for modern computers

The date of Friday December 13 20:45:52 1901 is significant for modern computers because it is the earliest date representable with a signed 32-bit integer on systems that reference time in seconds since the Unix epoch. This corresponds to -2147483648 seconds from Thursday January 1 00:00:00 1970. For the same reason, many computers are also unable to represent an earlier date. For related reasons, many computer systems suffer from the Year 2038 problem. This is when the positive number of seconds since 1970 exceeds 2147483647 (01111111 11111111 11111111 11111111 in binary) and wraps to -2147483648. Hence the computer system erroneously displays or operates on the time Friday December 13 20:45:52 1901. In this way, the year 1900 is to the Year 2000 problem as the year 1901 is to the Year 2038 problem.

References

  1. ^ Grant, Neil (1993). Chronicle of 20th Century Conflict. New York City: Reed International Books Ltd. & SMITHMARK Publishers Inc. pp. 18–19. ISBN 0-8317-1371-2. 
  2. ^ Pakenham 1979
  3. ^ "NHI Resolution No.7, Series 2002" Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. National Historical Institute. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  4. ^ "Alois Alzheimer". Whonamedit?. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  5. ^ Bussey, Gordon (2000). Marconi's Atlantic Leap. Coventry: Marconi. ISBN 0-9538967-0-6. 
  6. ^ "Women & Children in White Concentration Camps during the Anglo-Boer War". White Concentration Camps: Anglo-Boer War: 1900–1902. South African History Online. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 

Further reading

  • Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia...1901 (1902); highly detailed compilation of facts and primary documents; worldwide coverage online edition
  • Gilbert, Martin. A History of the Twentieth Century: vol. 1 1900–1933 (1997) pp 36–54; Global coverage of politics, diplomacy and warfare.
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