What Happened on September 17, 1899

Historical Events

  • 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Winnie Lightner [Winifred Reeves], American vaudeville stage and screen actress, and singer (Gold Diggers of Broadway; Gold Dust Gertie; Sit Tight), born in Greenport, New York (d. 1971)
Born in 1899

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist and co-founder (Pillsbury Company), dies at 56
1899 Highlights

About September 17, 1899

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 124 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo