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  • Kakuzo Okakura, a Japanese artist and a militant proponent of a pan-Asian ideology, arrives in Calcutta as a guest of Surendranath Tagore. His ideas influence the Bengal School of Painting and are given a nationalist gloss by Sister Nivedita.
  • The first Indian to record a song on gramophone disc is Sashi Mukhi of Classic Theatres, Calcutta.
  • J. F. Madan launches his bioscope show in a tent on Calcutta’s Maidan, the foundation of a massive exhibition and distribution empire which dominated silent Indian, Burmese and Sri Lankan cinemas.