On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1899

Historical Events

  • Ill Tel & Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system

Famous Birthdays

  • Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), born in Roslyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
1899 Highlights

About February 20, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces