On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1899

Historical Events

  • Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers
  • Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup

Famous Birthdays

  • Evelyn Brent, American actress (Panama Lady, Last Command), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)
  • Marnix Gijsen [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert H "Bobby" Gunning, British colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle
1899 Highlights

About October 20, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra