On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), born in Weed, New Mexico (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestRobert Bunsen

Robert Bunsen, German chemist who invented the Bunsen Burner, dies at 88

Chemist Robert Bunsen
Robert Bunsen

1899 Highlights

About August 16, 1899

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo