What Happened on August 9, 1899

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Armand Salacrou, French playwright
  • Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Frankland, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence, dies on holiday in Norway at 74