1899 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 119 of 119

  • Nov 25 Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
  • Nov 28 Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)
  • Dec 2 US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them
  • Dec 2 Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.
  • Dec 4 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes
  • Dec 4 Webb Hayes, son of US President Rutherford Hayes, receives medal of honor
  • Dec 9 Boer War: During Seige of Ladysmith, Boers storm King's Post and Caesar's Camp - driven back
  • Dec 10 -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
  • Dec 10 Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
  • Dec 10 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang" premieres in Berlin
  • Dec 10 The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
  • Dec 12 1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii
  • Dec 15 Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
  • Dec 18 Field Marshal Lord Roberts appointed British supreme commander in South Africa
  • Dec 23 British Field Marshall Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa for the 2nd Boer War
  • Dec 23 Tentative Turkish & German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway
  • Dec 25 Farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade
  • Dec 26 Mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed
  • Dec 29 British fleet seizes German Imperial Mail Steamer Bundesrath accused of carrying contraband

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 180 of 180

  • Jul 16 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY)
  • Jul 18 Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman)
  • Jul 19 Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN)/Editor (The Truth)

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Jul 21 Ernest Hemingway, American author ('for whom the bell tolled... ', Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • Jul 21 Hart Crane, US, poet (Bridge)
  • Jul 23 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
  • Jul 26 Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)
  • Jul 26 Danton Walker, Mariette Ga, columnist (Broadway Spotlight)
  • Jul 30 Henricus Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP)
  • Aug 2 George Malcolm Thomson, journalist
  • Aug 3 Sally Benson, novelist
  • Aug 4 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of Mormon Church and US Secretary of Agriculture (d. 1994)
  • Aug 9 Armand Salacrou, French playwright
  • Aug 9 Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)
  • Aug 12 Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
  • Aug 19 Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 20 Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)
  • Aug 24 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)

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Aug 24 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • Aug 24 Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)
  • Aug 26 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
  • Aug 27 Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)
  • Aug 29 Lyman L Lemnitzer, Marine Corps general (WW II)
  • Aug 31 Paul E Garber, US founder/1st curator of National Air & Space Museum
  • Sep 6 Billy Rose, theatrical producer (Diamond Horse Show)
  • Sep 7 Leendert A Donker, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)
  • Sep 12 Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect/painter
  • Sep 13 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer
  • Sep 13 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, leader of the Iron Guard (d. 1938)
  • Sep 15 Milton S Eisenhower, Dwight's brother/pres (Pennsylvania State)
  • Sep 17 Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)
  • Sep 20 Elliott Nugent, American director (And So They Were Married), born in Dover, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • Sep 20 Leo Strauss, German-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • Sep 21 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre)
  • Sep 21 Frederick Coutts, the 8th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1986)
  • Sep 23 Louise Nevelson, sculptor (Sky Cathedral), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Sep 24 Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970)
  • Sep 29 Billy Butlin, South Africa, holiday camp promoter
  • Sep 29 Jolie Gabor, mother of Magda, Zsa Zsa, & Eva
  • Sep 30 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic
  • Oct 1 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • Oct 5 Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1962)
  • Oct 8 Milner Connorton Gray, designer
  • Oct 8 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname relig leader/co-found (VHP)
  • Oct 9 Bruce Catton, US, historian/writer (Civil War)

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Oct 19 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, born in Guatemala City (d. 1974)

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Oct 20 Evelyn Brent, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Oct 20 Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
  • Oct 24 Ferhat Abbas, Algerian pharmacist/MP chairman (1962-63)
  • Oct 30 Ernst H Ridder van Rappard, Dutch SS officer/founder (NSNAP)
  • Nov 2 Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet
  • Nov 3 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (d. 1986)
  • Nov 4 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)
  • Nov 15 Avdy Andresson, Estonian statesman (d. 1990)
  • Nov 15 Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (d. 1969)
  • Nov 16 Mary Margaret McBride, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri
  • Nov 17 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
  • Nov 19 Allen Tate, US, poet (Mr Pope & Other Poems)
  • Nov 19 Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei, influential Shia Islamic scholar (d. 1992)
  • Nov 23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)
  • Nov 24 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • Nov 25 William R Burnett, US, author (Little Caesar)
  • Nov 26 Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
  • Nov 29 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)
  • Dec 1 Robert Welch, founded John Birch Society
  • Dec 3 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)
  • Dec 4 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer
  • Dec 6 Harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith
  • Dec 8 Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia
  • Dec 9 Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
  • Dec 9 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)
  • Dec 11 Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst
  • Dec 13 Harold Guinzburg, publisher (founder of Literary Guild)
  • Dec 16 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist
  • Dec 16 Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
  • Dec 22 Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
  • Dec 25 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born american artist (Depression Scenes in NYC), born in Borisoglebsk, Tambov (d. 1987)
  • Dec 29 Nie Rongzhen, People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (d. 1992)
  • Dec 30 Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (d. 2001)
  • Dec 31 Gaston Glass, film executive, born in Paris, France

Weddings in History


Deaths in History