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1900 was the it.curu.ca 29th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.


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Andrew Beard courtesy BPL Archives
Andrew Beard courtesy BPL Archives

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  • Auburn defeated Alabama by a score of 53-5 in the Iron Bowl.

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Cooper Green in 1922
Cooper Green in 1922

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The Hillman Hotel, c. 1906
The Hillman Hotel, c. 1906

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In 1900, the Second Boer War, Boxer Rebellion, and Philippine–American War were ongoing. The Gold Standard Act was ratified in the U.S. Hawaii became an official U.S. territory. The second modern Olympic Games took place in Paris. Australia was founded. A powerful hurricane hit Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.

Notable books published in 1900 included The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad, Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Churchill, and The Interpretation of Dreams (German: Die Traumdeutung) by Sigmund Freud. Notable music released included "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" by Arthur J. Lamb & Harry Von Tilzer, "The Flight Of The Bumble Bee" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and the opera Louise by Gustave Charpentier.

Notable births in 1900 included those of actor Spencer Tracy, inventor Charles Francis Richter, composer Aaron Copland, Nazi official Rudolf Höss, and dancer Sammy Davis Jr. Notable deaths included those of railroad engineer Casey Jones, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and writer Oscar Wilde.

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