This Day in History

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom Passes Away

A significant era in British history came to an end on January 22nd, 1901, with the passing of Queen Victoria. Her reign, known as the Victorian Era, left an indelible mark on the 19th century.

Marconi Sends the First Transatlantic Radio Signal

On this groundbreaking day in 1901, Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmitted the first transatlantic radio signal from Cornwall, England, to St. John’s, Newfoundland. This achievement revolutionized global communication.

The First Nobel Prizes are Awarded

On this prestigious day in 1901, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, and Peace, in accordance with the will of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite.

Annie Edson Taylor Survives Niagara Falls in a Barrel

Annie Edson Taylor, a courageous schoolteacher, became the first person to successfully navigate Niagara Falls in a barrel on October 24th, 1901. Her daring feat highlighted human determination and the pursuit of adventure, leaving an indelible mark on the annals of daredevil history.

President William McKinley

President William McKinley passed away on September 14th, succumbing to gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Theodore Roosevelt then assumed the presidency.

President William McKinley

U.S. President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, an event that had far-reaching political consequences.