On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1899

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Essex County, New York (d. 1965)
  • Red McKenzie, American jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
1899 Highlights

About October 14, 1899

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 121 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra