On This Day

What Happened in 1899

Important Events in 1899

  • Jan 24 Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O'Sullivan
  • Mar 6 "Aspirin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer
  • Oct 30 Battle of Ladysmith, Natal: Boers defeat the British, leading to the Siege of Ladysmith

More Historical Events

1899 in Sport

  • Jun 3 W. G. Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
  • Oct 10 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame

Famous People in 1899

World Leaders in 1899

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

1st known use of the word "automobile", appears in an editorial in The New York Times

On January 3, 1899

Famous Weddings in 1899

  • Feb 10 Future US President Herbert Hoover (24) marries college sweetheart Lou Henry (24) in Monterey California
  • Aug 24 Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess
  • Nov 9 US Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (61) weds Mildred McLean Hazen at the rectory St. Paul's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.