On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1900

Historical Events

  • Great Britain beats France by 158 runs in Paris; cricket's only appearance at an Olympic Games
  • Japan's primary school law is amended to provide for four years of mandatory schooling.

Famous Birthdays

  • Murt [Edward James] O'Donoghue, New Zealand snooker player (1st witnessed 147 break), born in Te Aroha, New Zealand (d. 1994)
1900 Highlights

About August 20, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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