On This Day

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 [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
1899 Highlights

About October 20, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra