Looking Back at History:
The Birth of the Republic of China and Denver in 1911
On 10 October 1911, an armed rebellion against the ruling Qing dynasty took place in Wuchang (part of Wuhan), Hubei Province, China. This uprising became the beginning of a revolution that successfully overthrew China's last imperial dynasty. On that day,10 October 1911, one of the leaders of the revolution, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, traveling in the US and raising funds for China, stayed in Room 321 of the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. It is believed that he received a telegraph from China calling him back to lead the revolution. Dr. Sun managed to get back to China in December 1911 and became the first President of the Republic of China on 1 January 1912.
The Brown Palace preserved this history and Dr. Sun's sign-in signature. You can also find more details from the interview with John Yee, a local historian in Denver.