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1898

1899

history - Spanish rule ends in Cuba - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed - Philippine-American War - the first Peace Conference ends with the signing of the Hague Convention

culture - Ernest Rutherford classifies two types of radiation, alpha rays and beta rays - Henri Becquerel discovers that radiation from uranium consists of charged particles and can be deflected by magnetic fields - Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness - Anton Chekhov: Uncle Vanya - Hugo von Hofmannsthal: Der Tor und der Tod - Karl Kraus: magazine Die Fackel first published

music - first magnetic recording introduced by the Danish inventor Valdemar Poulsen (telegraphon) on a solid band of magnetically hard steel - first sound archive (Phonogrammarchiv) founded in Vienna, Austria - Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma) - Edoardo di Capua: O Sole Mio published - Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag published - Eduard Holst (†) - Johann Strauss, Jr. (†)

released songs - Vess L. Ossman: Eli Green's Cakewalk

1900

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