On This Day

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, cartoonist (Punch)

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, British consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death, born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

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

About August 4, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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