On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1899

Historical Events

  • Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels
  • San Francisco City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building

Famous Birthdays

  • "Georgia" Tom [Dorsey], American blues and gospel pianist, songwriter ("Peace In The Valley"), and evangelist, born in Villa Rica, Georgia (d. 1993)
  • Cavan O'Connor, British singer (I'm Only a Strolling Vagabond), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1997)

Person of interestCharles Laughton

Charles Laughton, English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1962)

  • Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr, fictional character "Indiana Jones"
  • Konstantinos Tsatsos, Greek politician and 2nd President of Greece (1975-1980), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1987)
1899 Highlights

About July 1, 1899

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 122 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer