On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes
  • Webb Hayes, son of US President Rutherford Hayes, receives medal of honor

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Spencer, English football player, born in Washington, England (d. 1953)
  • Douwe Hermans Kiestra, Frisian farmer and writer, born in Poppenwier, Netherlands (d. 1970)