May 1901 in history

May 1901 events chronologically

May 1 The Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York
May 3 The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida
May 8 The Australian Labour Party is established
May 9 Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne
May 24 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1901

May 7 Gary Cooper an American film actor. Cooper is well remembered for his stoic, understated acting style and appearances in western, crime, comedy, and drama films which earned him numerous awards and high recognition in Hollywood and the rest of the world
May 10 John Desmond Bernal one of the United Kingdom's best-known and most controversial scientists. Known as "Sage" to friends, Bernal is considered a pioneer in X-ray crystallography in molecular biology. He published extensively on the history of science
May 13 Witold Pilecki a Polish soldier, a rittmeister of the Polish Cavalry during the Second Polish Republic, the founder of the Secret Polish Army resistance group in German-occupied Poland in November 1939, and a member of the underground Home Army , which was formed in February 1942. As the author of Witold's Report, the first intelligence report on Auschwitz concentration camp, Pilecki enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place
May 15 Luis Monti an Italian Argentine footballer who played as a midfielder. Monti has the distinction of having played in two FIFA World Cup final matches with two different national teams. He played the first of these finals with his native Argentina in 1930, which he lost to Uruguay; and the second with Italy as one of their Oriundi in 1934. This second time Monti was on the winning side in a 2–1 victory over Czechoslovakia
May 18 Vincent du Vigneaud an American biochemist. He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1955 for the isolation, structural identification, and total synthesis of the cyclic peptide, oxytocin
May 20 Max Euwe a Dutch chess Grandmaster, mathematician, and author. He was the fifth player to become World Chess Champion. Euwe also served as President of FIDE, the World Chess Federation, from 1970 to 1978
May 21 Suzanne Lilar a Flemish Belgian essayist, novelist, and playwright writing in French. She was the wife of the Belgian Minister of Justice Albert Lilar and mother of the writer Françoise Mallet-Joris and the art historian Marie Fredericq-Lilar

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1901

May 5 Mariano Ignacio Prado twice the President of Peru, from 1865 to 1868 and 1876 to 1879.
May 19 Marthinus Wessel Pretorius the first president of the South African Republic, and also compiled the constitution of the Republic.
May 21 Fitz John Porter a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. He is most known for his performance at the Second Battle of Bull Run and his subsequent court martial
May 22 Gaetano Bresci an Italian American anarchist who assassinated King Umberto I of Italy. Bresci was the first European regicide not to be executed, as capital punishment in Italy had been abolished since 1889
May 23 John Riley Tanner the 21st Governor of Illinois, from 1897 until 1901.
May 24 Charlotte Mary Yonge an English novelist known for her huge output, now mostly out of print.
May 30 Victor D'Hondt a Belgian lawyer, salesman, jurist of civil law at Ghent University, and mathematician. He devised a procedure, the D'Hondt method, which he first described in 1878, for allocating seats to candidates in party-list proportional representation elections. The method has been adopted by a number of countries, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Iceland, Uruguay and Wales. A modified D'Hondt system is used for elections to the London Assembly