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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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? 121 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio