Historical Events for Year 1899

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Jan 1st - Cuba liberated from Spain by US (Natl Day) (US occupies till 1902)
Jan 1st - Spanish rule ends in Cuba.
Jan 3rd - The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.
Jan 5th - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
Jan 7th - Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
Jan 17th - US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
Jan 19th - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
Jan 21st - Opel manufactured its first automobile.
Jan 22nd - Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
Jan 23rd - Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.
Jan 24th - Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms
Jan 24th - Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
Jan 28th - American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio AguinaldoRevolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo Feb 2nd - The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital (Canberra) between Sydney and Melbourne.
Feb 4th - The Philippine-American War begins with fighting between American and Philippine revolutionary forces
Feb 6th - Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
Feb 10th - -39°F (-39°C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature)
Feb 10th - Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish-American War is signed by President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
Feb 11th - -15°F (-26°C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
Feb 11th - -61°F, Montana (record low temperature)
Feb 12th - -47°F (-44°C), Camp Clarke, Nebraska (state record)
Feb 12th - 1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, NYC
Feb 13th - -16°F (-27°C), Minden Louisiana (state record)
Feb 13th - -1°F (-18°C) New Orleans, La
Feb 13th - -2°F (-19°C) Tallahassee, Florida (state record)
Feb 14th - US Congress begins using voting machines
Feb 16th - Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)
Feb 16th - President Félix Faure of France dies in office.
Feb 16th - Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland's first football club is founded.
Feb 18th - 80°F in SF
Feb 18th - SF named as a port of dispatch for Army transports
Feb 18th - Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
Feb 20th - Ill Tel & Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system
Feb 24th - Western Washington University is established.
Mar 2nd - Pres McKinley signs bill creating Mt Rainier Natl Park (5th in US)
Mar 3rd - Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar
Mar 3rd - George Dewey becomes 1st in US to hold the rank of Admiral of the Navy
Mar 4th - Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland - over 300 dead.
Mar 5th - 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in D
Mar 6th - "Aspirin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer
Mar 14th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
Mar 17th - Windsor luxury hotel in NYC catches fire, 92 die
Mar 18th - Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering
Mar 21st - British & French accord over West Africa
Mar 24th - 61st Grand National: George Williamson aboard Manifesto wins
Apr 1st - NC Mutual opens doors for business
Apr 4th - South Africa all out 35 vs England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
Apr 11th - Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
Apr 18th - John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager
Queen of the United Kingdom VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom Victoria Apr 18th - The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.
Apr 19th - 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38
Apr 24th - Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid
May 4th - 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
May 8th - The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
May 8th - Ernest Rutherford publishes his discovery of two different kinds of radiation (Alpha and Beta Particles)
May 9th - Lawn mower patented
May 17th - Victoria & Albert Museum foundation laid, London, England
May 18th - World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
May 24th - 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
May 25th - 33rd Belmont: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
May 30th - 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
Scientist Ernest RutherfordScientist Ernest Rutherford May 31st - -June 5] Conference of Bloemfontein fails
May 31st - Bronx acquires Keltch Memorial Park
Jun 1st - Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes & Victor Trumper in Grace's last
Jun 2nd - Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings
Jun 3rd - W G Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
Jun 5th - Alfred Dreyfus acquitted
Jun 8th - 39th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 310 at Royal St George's Golf Club
Jun 9th - james j jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
Jun 10th - Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
Jun 12th - New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200.
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. JeffriesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries Jun 16th - Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
Jun 24th - 13th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks (6-1, 6-1, 7-5)
Jun 27th - 16th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (6-2 6-3)
Jun 27th - 23rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats Arthur Gore (1-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3)
Jun 29th - Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
Jun 30th - Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick Eng v Australia at Headingley
Jul 1st - Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels
Jul 1st - SF City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building
Jul 19th - National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers forms
Jul 29th - 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
Jul 29th - Southern California Golf Association forms
Jul 29th - The First Hague Convention is signed.
Jul 31st - Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's
Aug 15th - Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out 5 times in a game
Aug 21st - 19th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats J. Parmly Paret (6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5)
Sep 4th - 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay Alaska
Sep 6th - Carnation processes its 1st can of evaporated milk
Sep 6th - US minister of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his "Open Through Note"
Sep 8th - British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal South Africa
Sep 9th - French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds
Sep 10th - 2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay Alaska
Sep 13th - Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
Sep 14th - Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality in the US (NY)
Sep 15th - 5th US Golf Open: Willie Smith shoots a 315 at Baltimore CC MD
Sep 17th - 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
Sep 28th - Transvaal mobilizes
Oct 2nd - Orange Free state mobilizes
Oct 3rd - J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner
Oct 9th - 1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa
Oct 9th - South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
Oct 10th - IR Johnson patents bicycle frame
Oct 11th - South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
Oct 12th - South Africa Boer Republic declares war on Britain
Oct 13th - 7000 lay-offs black mine workers of South Africa reach Natal
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Oct 14th - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa
Oct 15th - Cincinnati closes season with 16-1 & 19-3 victories over Cleve Spiders
Oct 17th - Sutro railroad sold to Robert F Morrow for $215,000
Oct 20th - Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers
Oct 20th - Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
Oct 21st - Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)
Oct 22nd - British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa
Oct 24th - Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army
Oct 30th - Battle of Ladysmith, Natal: Boers beat lt-general White's army
Oct 30th - British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown
Nov 2nd - Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal
Nov 3rd - james j jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title
Nov 11th - Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London
Nov 12th - British troops reach Durban Natal
Nov 15th - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal
Nov 18th - Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
Nov 22nd - -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
Nov 23rd - Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
Nov 25th - Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
Nov 28th - Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)
Dec 2nd - US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them
Dec 2nd - Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.
Dec 4th - 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes
Dec 4th - Webb Hayes, son of US President Rutherford Hayes, receives medal of honor
Dec 9th - Boer War: During Seige of Ladysmith, Boers storm King's Post and Caesar's Camp - driven back
Dec 10th - -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
Dec 10th - Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
Dec 10th - Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang" premieres in Berlin
Dec 10th - The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
Dec 12th - 1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii
Dec 12th - George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
Dec 15th - Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
Dec 18th - Field Marshal Lord Roberts appointed British supreme commander in South Africa
Dec 23rd - British Field Marshall Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa for the 2nd Boer War
Dec 23rd - Tentative Turkish & German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway
Dec 25th - Farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade
Dec 26th - Mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed
Dec 29th - British fleet seizes German Imperial Mail Steamer Bundesrath accused of carrying contraband

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