On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1900

Historical Events

Historic Event

David Beatty takes part in the successful relief of the naval brigade and is promoted to captain

  • Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Swiss botanist and pioneer of submicroscopic morphology and the discipline of molecular biology, born in Küsnacht, Switzerland (d. 1988)
  • Georges Lonque, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1967)

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell, American author (Gone With The Wind), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)

  • Mihailo Vukdragović, Serbian composer (d. 1967)
1900 Highlights

About November 8, 1900

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 121 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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