What Happened on August 24, 1899

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney