In The Netherlands , there was from July 27, 1897 to August 1, 1901 the cabinet Pierson, with Mr. N.G. Pierson (unie-liberaal) as prime minister.
The Netherlands had about 5.1 million citizens.
January 2 » American statesman and diplomat John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.
January 16 » The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
March 7 » The German liner SSKaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore.
July 27 » Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans.
September 17 » Philippine–American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham Jr. at Mabitac.
December 19 » Hopetoun Blunder: The first Governor-General of Australia John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, appoints Sir William Lyne premier of the new state of New South Wales, but he is unable to persuade other colonial politicians to join his government and is forced to resign.
The temperature on August 16, 1900 was about 22.4 °C. The airpressure was 76 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 68%.
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