On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1900

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

The 1st Michelin Guide is published by the brothers Édouard and André Michelin as a hotel and restaurant reference guide to encourage more road travel and thus boost tire sales (exact date beyond Aug 1900 unknown) [1]

Industrialist and Publisher André Michelin
Industrialist and Publisher
André Michelin

Famous Birthdays

  • Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26), born in Witta, Queensland, Australia (d. 1965)
1900 Highlights

About August 1, 1900

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo