What Happened on October 20, 1899

Historical Events

  • American yacht Columbia beats the Shamrock challenge from Royal Ulster Yacht Club in 11th America's Cup
  • Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers

Famous Birthdays

  • Evelyn Brent, American actress (Panama Lady, Last Command), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)
  • Marnix Gijsen [Jan-Albert Goris], Belgian writer (Grote God Pan), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1984)
Born in 1899

About October 20, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra