On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1900

Historical Events

  • In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer [OS]
  • Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist (Return to Ithaca), Nobel Prize (1974), born in Svartbj√∂rnsbyn (d. 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Umberto I of Italy, King of Italy (1878-1900), shot four times and assassinated by Italian-American anarchist Gaetano Bresci at 56
1900 Highlights

About July 29, 1900

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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