October 20, 1899 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers

Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History

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