What Happened on August 4, 1900

Historical Events

  • An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion

Famous Birthdays

  • Arturo Umberto Illia, President of Argentina (1963-66), born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 1983)
  • Douglas L. Mays, English cartoonist (Punch), born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England (d. 1991)

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (1900-2002)

British consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death, born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

Born in 1900

Famous Deaths

  • Isaac Levitan, Russian classical painter, dies at 39
1900 Highlights

About August 4, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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