On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1900

Historical Events

  • Battle at Hart's Hill, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • Steamer "Rio de Janeiro" sinks in San Francisco Bay

Famous Birthdays

  • Elinor Remick Warren, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Dowson, British poet (Decorations in Verse and Prose), dies at 32
  • William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies
1900 Highlights

About February 23, 1900

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces