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1898 1899 1900


  • Rudyard Kipling publishes the Eurocentric and imperialist poem "The White Man's Burden".
  • Border dispute between Venezuela and Britain over British Guiana settled.
  • Portuguese establish the Sociedad Agricola Patria e Trabalho to introduce coffee growing in the northwest of their colony of East Timor. Forced labor is used to operate the plantations.


  • February 22-March 5: U.S. military forces occupy San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
  • February-May 15: U.S. and British military forces occupy Samoa.
  • March 15: U.S. military forces are withdrawn from Beijing, China.
  • July 21: Ernest Hemingway is born.
  • August 17: Viacheslav Konstantinovich Plevhe is appointed Minister-State Secretary for the Grand Duchy of Finland.
  • September 13: Future Romanian fascist Iron Guard leader Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, a.k.a. Corneliu Zelinski is born in Hu┼či, Romania.
  • September 23: Walter Lippmann is born in New York City.
  • December: Viacheslav Konstantinovich Plevhe is appointed Chancellor of Helsingfors University. Forces university to repress student political activity.
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