Year 1899 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 24 Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O'Sullivan
  • Mar 6 "Aspirin" (acetylsalicylic acid) patented by Felix Hoffmann at German company Bayer

Historical Marriages

  • Feb 10 Future US President Herbert Hoover (24) marries college sweetheart Lou Henry (24) in Monterey California
  • Aug 24 Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess
  • Nov 9 US Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (61) weds Mildred McLean Hazen at the rectory St. Paul's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.