On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1900

Historical Events

  • Painter Henry O Tanner wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition

Event of interestEvent of Interest

South African President of Transvaal Paul Kruger departs for Europe

3rd President of the South African Republic Paul Kruger
3rd President of the South African Republic
Paul Kruger

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Ponsford, Australian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 48 22, 7 x 100s; 1st-class 13,819 runs @ 65.18; Victoria), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1991)
  • Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • Theodoro Valcarcel, composer
1900 Highlights

About October 19, 1900

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 120 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra