1. The Russo-Japanese War begins.
2. Russian playwright Anton Chekov dies at the height of his career.
3. Helen Keller graduates from Radcliffe College.
4. The opening of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly flops.
5. The Entente Cordiale between England and France.
6. Teddy Roosevelt returns to the Oval Office.
7. George Bernard Shaw’s first hit, John Bull’s Other Island.
8. John Ambrose Fleming invents the diode, insuring sound transmission via radio.
9. Ivan Pavlov, famous for his behavioral experiments with dogs, wins the Nobel Prize.
10. The first Rolls-Royce: the Silver Ghost.
11. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.
12. The Trans-Siberian Railroad is completed.
13. Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.

- Our Times: The Illustrated History of the 20th century

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