On This Day

Historical Events in January 1899

  • Jan 1 Cuba liberated from Spanish rule by the US, American occupation continues till 1902
  • Jan 3 1st known use of the word "automobile", appears in an editorial in The New York Times
  • Jan 7 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
  • Jan 12 Lynmouth Lifeboat rescues 18 people from the stricken schooner Forest Hall off the coast of Devon
  • Jan 17 US takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific
  • Jan 19 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
  • Jan 21 Opel manufactures its first automobile
  • Jan 22 Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation

Historic Event

Jan 23 Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic

  • Jan 24 Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms
  • Jan 24 Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O'Sullivan
  • Jan 28 American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress