What Happened in 1899

Significant Events

  • Jan 24 Rubber heel for boots or shoes 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
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1899

Famous People in 1899

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 10 Future US President Herbert Hoover (24) marries college sweetheart Lou Henry (24) in Monterey California
  • Aug 24 Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess
  • Nov 9 US Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (61) weds Mildred McLean Hazen at the rectory St. Paul's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.