On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1899

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

World heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries retains title; beats Irishman Tom Sharkey on points in 25 rounds at Coney Island Athletic Club, Brooklyn, NYC

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries

Famous Birthdays

  • Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist, born in Birzula, Russian Empire (d. 1986)
  • Ralph Greenleaf, American pocket billiards player (20-time world champion), born in Monmouth, Illinois (d. 1950)
1899 Highlights

About November 3, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio