What Happened on December 9, 1899

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Boer War: During Siege of Ladysmith, Boers storm King's Post and Caesar's Camp - driven back

Famous Birthdays

  • Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor
  • Howard Freeman, American actor (Studio One, Double Dynamite), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1967)
  • Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
  • Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)