the First electrical bus becomes operational in New York City. Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule. United States President William McKinley places Alaska under military rule. The first through train runs from Cairo to Khartoum. Influenza strikes London. The British Labour Party is formed. Ramsay MacDonald is appointed secretary of the newly formed British Labour Party. Hawaii becomes an official U.S. territory. Boxer Rebellion: Foreign diplomats in Peking, China demand that the Boxer rebels be disciplined. Boxer Rebellion: Boxers gather about 20,000 people near Peking and kill hundreds of European citizens, including the German ambassador. Boxer Rebellion: An international contingent of troops, under British command, invades Peking and frees the Europeans taken hostage. A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000. The first automobile show in the United States opens at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Panama separates from Colombia. November 6 - U.S. presidential election, 1900: Republican incumbent William McKinley is reelected by defeating Democrat challenger William Jennings Bryan. 1900 World population: 1,650,000,000
Baseball:The National League contracts from twelve to eight clubs in a circuit of eight cities that will persist through 1952.
Brooklyn wins again, five championships in seven seasons for manager Ned Hanlon.
The Western League takes the name "American League" and moves teams into Chicago and Cleveland. The Chicago White Stockings win the pennant in this one season under the new name and the old minor league status. Football:The NFL Wasn't around yet. 1900 Summer Olympics takes place in Paris, France