On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1899

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • BolesÅ‚aw Woytowicz, Polish pianist and composer, born in Dunaivtsi, Ukraine (d. 1980)
  • George, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1962)

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, Austrian composer, dies at 57