August 24, 1899 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Birthdays in History

  • 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)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess

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