January 1899 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Cuba liberated from Spanish rule by the US, American occupation continues till 1902
  • Jan 3 The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.
  • Jan 5 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
  • 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 manufactured its first automobile.
  • Jan 22 Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/sec-gen of NATO (1957-61)
  • Jan 8 Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
  • Jan 12 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)
  • Jan 14 Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
  • Jan 14 Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 17 Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • Jan 17 Nevil Shute [Norway], novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England
  • Jan 17 Robert Maynard Hutchins, American educator/civil libertarian
  • Jan 17 Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
  • Jan 20 Kenjiro Takayanagi, VP (JVC)
  • Jan 22 Guido Kisch, Czech/German/US historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • Jan 23 Joseph Nathan Kane, historian (Famous Firsts)
  • Jan 26 Wyllis Cooper, Pekin Ill, TV narrator (Volume One)
  • Jan 28 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
  • Jan 30 Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 10 Gerard Keller, Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
  • Jan 12 Hiram Walker, American distiller (b. 1816)
  • Jan 25 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • Jan 29 Alfred Sisley, painter, dies
  • Jan 29 Robert J Fruin, Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75