What Happened on October 20, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers
  • Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup

Famous Birthdays

  • Evelyn Brent, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert H "Bobby" Gunning, British colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle