On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1899

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Spencer, English soccer defender and manager (2 caps; Newcastle United; mgr Grimsby Town 1937-51), born in Washington, England (d. 1953)
  • Douwe Hermans Kiestra, Frisian farmer and writer, born in Poppenwier, Netherlands (d. 1970)
1899 Highlights

About December 4, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius