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  • Real World: January 1. The Commonwealth of Australia is officially formed, and Edmund Barton becomes its first Prime Minister.
  • Real World: March 2. The Platt Amendment, which requires limited autonomy for Cuba in exchange for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • Real World: April 25. New York becomes the first state to require license plates for automobiles.
  • Real World: September 14. William ~McKinley dies from his wounds; Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeds him as President of the United States.
  • Real World: December 3. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt delivers a speech to Congress in which he asks them to limit the power of business trusts.
  • Real World: December 12. The first trans-Atlantic radio signal is received by Guglielmo Marconi in Newfoundland, Canada.

New Fictional Works

Notable Books

Kim by Rudyard Kipling.

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