On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1900

Historical Events

  • Casey Jones dies heroically in a train wreck at Vaughn, Mississippi, while driving Cannonball Express (immortalized in "Ballad of Casey Jones")
  • The "Hawaiian Organic Act" is enacted by US Congress making Hawaii a US territory
  • Weighing in at 170 lbs British former world heavyweight boxing champion Bob Fitzsimmons KOs 270 lb American Ed Dunkhost in round 2 of a lop-sided bout in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Casey Jones, American railroad engineer, dies at 36 heroically in Cannonball Express train wreck
1900 Highlights

About April 30, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus