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Norwich Gazette
Monday, January 22nd 1900.

Sunrise: 8:10 AM
Sunset: 4:00 PM
Temperature: 25F

Cloudy and dim, significant windchill. Surface snow 2 inches within city, significant chance of light snowfall. Residents are warned of ice and cold.

General Headlines - January 1900

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General Headlines - January 1900

Post  God on Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:48 pm

Sunrise: 8:15 AM
Sunset: 4:45 PM

National News
- Serious Influenza outbreak in London.
- The first horseless bus has been introduced in London.
- Several stones at Stonehenge fall over for reasons unknown on New Year's Eve.
- The British liner RMS Oceanic takes the Atlantic speed record [Southampton – New York]
- School leaving age raised to twelve.

Imperial News
- The War in the Sudan is over! Imperial troops achieve decisive victory over the Mahdists at the Battle of Umm Diwaykarat.
- South African War continues. Relief of Ladysmith fails. Imperial forces still holding out against superior Boer numbers in Mafeking and Kimberley.
- Austrailian colonial leaders meet to discuss confederation.

World News
- 'Grand Conjunction' of all visible planets occurs just after Christmas – the first time it has been recorded. Many mystics say it is a portent that the coming 20th Century is to be a turbulent one.
- Vast deposits of gold discovered in Alaska.
- Aspirin goes on sale in Germany.

Cultural News
- Kipling's novel Stalky & Co serialised.
- Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness published.
- Hornung's first Raffles novel The Amateur Cracksman serialised.
- Elgar's Enigma Variations premieres in London.
- First 'film' of a Shakespeare play; King John shown in London.
- Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag is published in New York.
- Sibelius' 1st Symphony premieres in Helskini.
- Yeats poems The Wind Amongst the Reeds published.

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