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, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 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), born in Paris (d. 1937)
  • LĂ©onie Adams, American poetess (Those not elected), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)