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history - the British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia federate as the Commonwealth of Australia - Nigeria becomes a British protectorate - British monarch, Queen Victoria dies - Hay-Pauncefote Treaty signed by United Kingdom and United States, ceding control of the Panama Canal to the United States - Cuba becomes a U.S. protectorate - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt invites African American leader Booker T. Washington to the White House, the American South reacts angrily to the visit, and racial violence increases in the region

culture - first transatlantic radio (east-west) broadcast - Karl Landsteiner: identifying the three blood groups - Sigmund Freud: Zur Psychopathologie des Alltaglebens (The Psychopathology of Everyday Life) - Booker T. Washington: Up from Slavery - Gustav Klimt: Der Kuss (The Kiss) - Pablo Picasso: beginning of the blue period - Thomas Mann: Buddenbrooks - Anton Chekhov: Three Sisters - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (†)

music - publishing firm Universal Edition is founded in Vienna, Austria - Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka - Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstances - Maurice Ravel: Jeux d'eau - beginning of impressionistic piano music - Giuseppe Verdi (†)

first released recordings - Bert Williams