On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1900

Historical Events

  • Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Rival forces fight for control of the Union Park ball grounds in Baltimore

Famous Birthdays

  • Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist who influenced Frank Sinatra (Fly Me to the Moon), born in Burton upon Trent, England (d. 1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer, dies at 33
  • William W. Averell, American Major General (Union Army), dies at 67
1900 Highlights

About February 3, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius