History of Watchmaking
Paris accepted to take the Greenwich meridian as the basis for legal time. France's new time was 9 minutes and 21 seconds behind the old one. Now all of Western Europe shared the same time zone.
The end of the Qing Dynasty and the proclamation of the People's Republic of China.
Italy declared war on Turkey and occupied the Libyan coastline.
The Indian capital was moved from Calcutta to Delhi.
Switzerland's population reached 3.753 million, of which 550,000 (15%) were foreign (compared with 1,665 in 1798). Since 1880, the migratory balance had swung the other way; prior to then, there were many Swiss mercenaries and emigrants.
Art and Culture
Six months after Gustav Mahler's death, Bruno Walter conducted Song of the Earth in Munich.