On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1899

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestJorge Luis Borges

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

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

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney

1899 Highlights

About August 24, 1899

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo