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)

Jorge 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

James Cash Penney

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? 122 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo