What Happened on August 24, 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons) and adventurer, born in Bandung, Java, Indonesia (d. 1981)

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Argentine short-story writer of fiction (Ficciones, El Aleph, The Book of Sand), essayist and poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Ruth Schaumann, German painter, writer and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
Born in 1899

Famous Weddings

James Cash Penney

Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess

1899 Highlights

About August 24, 1899

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo