On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1899

Famous Deaths

  • C Grant B Allen, Canada, British writer (Woman Who Did), dies
  • Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-American inventor who invented the linotype machine that revolutionized printing, dies of tuberculosis at 45
1899 Highlights

About October 28, 1899

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio