This photograph was taken on Christmas Day, 1901 in Ontario, Canada. People play ice hockey on the Rideau Canal in the capital city, Ottawa. The original image is slightly darker.
In this photograph, a group of sailors poses in Ulster, modern-day Northern Ireland, on the 21st of September, 1906.
Today is the twentieth anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.
The short film What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City was released in August, 1901.
Depicting a couple walking down the street in New York, the woman’s skirts are lifting by air when she walks over a grate.
While it only runs for 77 seconds, the film is credited with providing inspiration for similar scenes in movies in the decades afterwards.
Norwegian women participate in at a suffrage march in New York in 1913. X
Women in Norway earned the right to vote in stages, however a milestone was reached on the 14th of June, 1907, when middle class women were finally granted permission to vote in parliamentary elections.
While women’s suffrage came fairly early to Norway, by this point in time women in countries such as New Zealand and Australia had had full voting rights for several years.
Women vote in 1909.
The first Norwegian parliamentary election to include women was held in 1909.
It was not until 1913 that women’s voting rights equal to men’s were granted.
The 1908 Olympic Games were held in London, beginning on the 27th of April. While medals were awarded for many sports, some were labelled “associate sports” and were for display only.
Duelling was one of these. Historically, duels were fought between two people (usually men) to defend their honour, and frequently resulted in grave injury or death.
At the Olympics the bullets were made of wax, and the contestants wore protective outfits.
The Games were supposed to have been held in Rome, but were moved after a devastating Mount Vesuvius eruption.
Unlike today, the event ran for months, from April to their conclusion on the 31st of October.