What Happened on October 30, 1899

Historical Events

  • Battle of Ladysmith, Natal: Boers defeat the British, leading to the Siege of Ladysmith

Event of Interest

British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Herman van Rappard, Dutch SS officer and founder (NSNAP), born in Banyumas Regency, Central Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 1953)
Born in 1899

Famous Deaths

  • William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 83

About October 30, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 123 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio