1900-1909

This page contains a timeline of major events related to the Lost Generation between 1900-09, with U.S. and world events to provide context.

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  • 1900

    July 24 – Zelda Fitzgerald born in Montgomery, Alabama

    October 3 –Thomas Wolfe born in Asheville, North Carolina

  • 1901

    March 4 – President McKinley sworn in for a second term

    April 11 – Glenway Wescott born in Kewaskum, Wisconsin

    September 6 – President McKinley assassinated

    September 14 – Teddy Roosevelt sworn in as the 26th U.S. President

  • 1902

    February 19 –Kay Boyle born in St. Paul, Minnesota

    February 27 – John Steinbeck born in Salinas, California

  • 1903

    June 25 – George Orwell born in Motihari, Bengal, India

    September 22 – Morley Callaghan born in Toronto, Canada

  • 1905

    March 4 – President Teddy Roosevelt sworn in for a second term

  • 1907

    January 16 – Oklahoma becomes the 46th state

  • 1909

    March 4 – William Taft sworn in as the 27th U.S. President

    July 12 –Congress passes the 16th Amendment

  • See also: 1870s-80s, 1890s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

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