On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • Armand Salacrou, French playwright, born in Rouen, France (d. 1989)
  • P.L. [Pamela Lyndon] Travers, Australian British writer (Mary Poppins), born in Maryborough, Australia (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Frankland, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence, dies on holiday in Norway at 74
1899 Highlights

About August 9, 1899

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo