Historical Events in January 1899

  • Jan 1 Cuba liberated from Spanish rule by the US, American occupation continues till 1902
  • Jan 3 The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.
  • Jan 5 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
  • Jan 7 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
  • Jan 12 Lynmouth Lifeboat rescues 18 people from the stricken schooner Forest Hall off the coast of Devon
  • Jan 17 US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
  • Jan 19 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
  • Jan 21 Opel manufactured its first automobile.
  • Jan 22 Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.

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Jan 23 Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Jan 24 Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms
  • Jan 24 Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
  • Jan 28 American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress