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    Tables – World Events 1900s

    1900The Boxer Rebellion in China openly opposes foreign influence.
    1901The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.
    1902The first full-time movie theater in the United States opens in Los Angeles.
    1903The Wright brothers make the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft, known as ‘Flyer’, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA.
    1904The Russo-Japanese war begins when Japan lays siege to Port Arthur, a Russian naval base in China.
    1905Albert Einstein published the Special Theory of Relativity and E=MC^2.
    1906The San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fire kills an estimated 3,000 people and destroys over 75% of the city.
    1907The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
    1908The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, goes into production in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
    1909Explorer Robert E. Peary reaches the North Pole.
    1910In Japan, the cherry blossom festival is held for the first time.