On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1899

Historical Events

  • Future England cricket captain Pelham Warner scores an unbeaten 132 on his Test debut in a 32 run win over South Africa in the 1st Test in Johannesburg
  • Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Iceland's first football club is founded
  • President of France Félix Faure dies in office.

Famous Deaths

  • Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (1895-99), dies at 57
1899 Highlights

About February 16, 1899

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius