On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1899

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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)

Famous Deaths

  • William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 83
1899 Highlights

About October 30, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio