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This article is about the particular significance of the year
1900 to Wales and its people.
Incumbents [ edit ]
6 January — For the first time in centuries, the sword of the Gorsedd bards is solemnly unsheathed in Merionethshire. "The chief bard invoked the blessing of God on British arms in South Africa, and announced that the sword would not be sheathed again till the triumph of the forces of righteousness over the hordes of evil." 
3 January — Royal Yacht almost capsizes while being floated out of Victoria and Albert dry dock at Pembroke Dock on completion of her construction. 
4 April — An anarchist shoots at the Prince of Wales during his visit to Belgium for the birthday celebrations of the King of Belgium.
14 May — Pedestrian tunnel under the River Ely from Cardiff to Penarth Dock opened.  June — The
Royal Welch Fusiliers form the largest contingent in the multinational coalition forces helping to relieve the siege of Peking during the Boxer Rebellion.
1 June — Colwyn Bay Pier opened.
9 July — The Dowlais Iron Company and Arthur Keen's Patent Nut and Bolt Company merged to form Guest, Keen & Co. Ltd. August —
Taff Vale Railway strike.
10 September — The German steamship, Stormarn, and the Gordon Castle collide in fog in Cardigan Bay with the loss of 20 lives.
26 September— 24 October — United Kingdom general election, in which:
7 November — The steamer City of Vienna sinks off Swansea with the loss of 20 crew members. There is one survivor.
22 November — Beginning of the long-running Penrhyn Quarry industrial dispute.
28 December — The barque Primrose Hill is wrecked on South Stack off Holyhead, with the loss of 33 lives.  The 'Long Bridge' at
Risca, formerly part of the Monmouthshire Canal, is demolished. The
Aberdare Canal closes. A small zoo in
Victoria Park, Cardiff, opens.  The
United States census figures show a Welsh immigrant population totalling 93,744, plus 173,416 children — an all-time high.
Arts and literature [ edit ]
New books [ edit ]
18 January – Idris Jones Wales rugby union international (died 1971)
23 January – William Ifor Jones, conductor (died 1988)
19 April – Richard Hughes, novelist (died 1976)
2 June – David Wynne, composer (died 1983)
30 June – Idwal Jones, politician (died 1982)
27 August – Frank Moody, British boxing champion (died 1963)
2 September – Bobby Delahay, Wales rugby union captain (died 1978)
1 November – Eiluned Lewis, writer (died 1979)
12 November – Thomas Hollingdale, Wales rugby union international (died 1978)
28 November – Trevor Roberts, 2nd Baron Clwyd, lawyer (died 1987)
20 January – Richard Doddridge Blackmore, English novelist of Anglo-Welsh parentage, 74
22 January – David E. Hughes, musician and professor of music, 68
26 February - Daniel Grey, doctor and footballer, 51
22 March – Thomas Charles Edwards, Presbyterian leader, 62
10 May – Philip Ellis, Tractarian, 77
14 June – Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), wife of British Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone, 88
19 September – Anne Beale, novelist, 84
9 October – John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, owner of Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch, 53
12 December (in – Edinburgh) William Williams, veterinary surgeon, 68
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