The U.S. population was 76,300,000.
The Boxer Uprising ended as U.S. Marines helped Great Britain capture Peking.
A hurricane & tidal wave killed 5,994 in Galveston, Texas.
William McKinley defeated William Jennings Bryan for the U.S. presidency — the two had faced off with the same results in 1896.
Dwight Davis established the Davis Cup for tennis.
Lyman Frank Baum's Wonderful Wizard Of Oz was published.
The Associated Press was founded.
Popular songs included The Maple Leaf Rag, You Can't Keep A Good Man Down and Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder.