On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1899

Historical Events

  • First speeding infraction by a New York cabbie driving an electric car - 12mph down Lexington Street

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (d. 1969)
  • Estelle Taylor, American actress (The Ten Commandments), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1958)
  • John M Harlan, 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71), born in Chicago, Illinois
1899 Highlights

About May 20, 1899

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus