What Happened in 1899

Significant Events

  • Jan 24 Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
  • Mar 6 "Aspirin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer
  • Oct 10 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • Oct 30 Battle of Ladysmith, Natal: Boers defeat the British, leading to the Siege of Ladysmith
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World Leaders in 1899

Famous People in 1899

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 Gerard Keller, Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
  • Jan 12 Hiram Walker, American distiller (b. 1816)
  • Jan 25 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • Jan 29 Alfred Sisley, painter, dies
  • Jan 29 Robert J Fruin, Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75
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