On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1900

Historical Events

  • Russian troops now control both sides of the Amur River on the Russo-Manchurian boundary
  • With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Percy Chapman, English cricket batsman (26 Tests, captain 1926-31, 1 x 100; Kent CCC), born in Reading, England (d. 1961)
  • Urho Kekkonen, 8th President of Finland (1956-81), born in Pielavesi, Finland (d. 1986)
1900 Highlights

About September 3, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 121 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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