On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1900

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 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)

Person of interestMargaret 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? 120 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio