On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1900

Historical Events

  • Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
  • Japan mobilizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising in China and to advance their long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
  • The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia's behavior there

Famous Birthdays

  • Jo Spier [Joseph Spier], Dutch cartoonist and water color painter, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1978)
1900 Highlights

About June 26, 1900

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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