History of Watchmaking
Leroy made the most complicated pocket watch of its era.
The Boxer Uprising in Peking. European and American troops retaliated by ransacking the Forbidden City.
1901. Foundation of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
1901. The first Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to Henri Dunant, founder of the Red Cross.
Art and Culture
First performance of Puccini's Tosca.
Universal Exhibition opened in Paris.
Monet exhibited his Nymphéas.
The architect Frank Lloyd Wright created the revolutionary Prairie Style.