On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1899

Historical Events

  • -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
  • Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
  • Delta Sigma Phi fraternity founded at City College of New York, to spread "the principles of friendship and brotherhood among college men, without respect to race or creed."

Theater Premiere

Frank Wedekind's play "Der Kammersänger" premieres in Berlin


1899 Highlights

About December 10, 1899

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius