- 20 million Russians are starving in the worst famine on record.
- Robert Baden-Powell forms the Boy Scout Movement in the UK. Boys attending the first scout camp at Brownsea Island are taught woodcraft, firemaking and tracking as well as lifesaving and first aid.
- New Zealand is raised from a colony and proclaimed a Dominion.
- Marconi opens a transatlantic wireless service from Nova Scotia, Canada, to Ireland.
- Votes are granted to women in Norway.