On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1899

Historical Events

  • Shelling on besieged Ladysmith during the Boer War includes one shell containing a plum pudding

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Ferguson, American character actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place), born in Ferndale, California (d. 1978)

Person of interestHumphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart, American actor (Casablanca - "Here's looking at you, kid"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)

  • Raphael Soyer, Russian-born american artist (Depression Scenes in NYC), born in Borisoglebsk, Tambov (d. 1987)
1899 Highlights

About December 25, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn