Historical Events in April 1899

  • Apr 1 NC Mutual opens doors for business
  • Apr 4 South Africa all out 35 vs England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
  • Apr 11 Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
  • Apr 17 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38
  • Apr 18 John McGraw, at 26, has his managerial debut as Oriole manager

Historic Event

Apr 18 St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria

Appointment of Interest

Apr 20 David Beatty is appointed executive officer of the HMS Barfleur, a small battleship and flagship of the China Station

  • Apr 24 Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid
  • Apr 27 Foundation of the Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Science, the world's first research sound archive (added to UNESCO's Memory of the World 1999) [1]