On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1899

Historical Events

  • 1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa
  • South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • Mary Jarred, British mezzo-soprano and contralto singer (The Rake's Progress), born in Brotton, England (d. 1993)
1899 Highlights

About October 9, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra