Real World: The Diamond Sutra is discovered by archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein in the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang, China.
Real World: January 14. Kingston, Jamaica, is struck by an earthquake, killing over 1000 people.
Real World: March 5 The new Russian Duma convenes in St. Petersburg, Russia; Russian troops are forced to disperse around 40,000 demonstrators during the event.
Real World: March 22. In London, England, the first taxi cabs with meters enter operation.
Real World: May 27. In San Francisco, an outbreak of Bubonic plague begins.
Real World: July 6. The Irish Crown Jewels are discovered by the Jewels' guards to have been stolen some time prior to this date.
Real World: July 25. Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
Real World: November 16. Oklahoma- formerly the Indian Territory and the Oklahoma Territory- become the 46th state to join the United States.
New Fictional Works
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad.