Events in year of 1899

  • 01-01Cuba liberated from Spain by US (National Day) (US occupies till 1902)
  • 01-05Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton (BG)
  • 01-17US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
  • 01-19Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
  • 01-24Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms
  • 01-28American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress
  • 02-04Revolt against US occupation of Philippines
  • 02-06Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
  • 02-10US-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley. US gets PR and Guam
  • 02-121st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • 02-14US Congress begins using voting machines
  • 02-18San Francisco named as a port of dispatch for Army transports
  • 02-20Ill Tel and Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system
  • 03-02President McKinley signs bill creating Mt Rainier National Park (5th in US)
  • 03-03Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar
  • 03-03George Dewey becomes 1st in US with rank of Admiral of the Navy
  • 03-06"Asprin" patented by Felix Hoffmann
  • 03-14Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
  • 03-17Windsor luxury hotel in NYC catches fire, 92 die
  • 03-18Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering
  • 03-21British and French accord about West-Africa
  • 04-01NC Mutual opens doors for business
  • 04-04South Africa all out 35 vs. England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
  • 04-11Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
  • 04-18John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager
  • 04-193rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38
  • 04-24Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid
  • 05-0425th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
  • 05-09Lawn mower patented
  • 05-17Victoria and Albert Museum foundation laid England

People born in year of 1899

  • 01-01Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa: Composer
  • 01-01Lev V Kuleshov: Russian director / theorist (Po Zakonu)
  • 01-01Raymond Loucheur: Composer
  • 01-02Paul-Henri Spaak: Belgium -- Premier / Secretary General of NATO (1957-61)
  • 01-06Phyllis Haver: Douglas, Kansas -- Silent screen actress (What Price Glory)
  • 01-07Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc: Paris, France -- Composer / pianist (Les Biches)
  • 01-07Kenneth Thomson: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant)
  • 01-08Solomon WRD Bandaranaike: Premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
  • 01-14Fritz Bayerlein: German Lieutenant General (WWI, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
  • 01-15Goodman Ace: Radio / TV actor / columnist / humorist (Better of Goodman)
  • 01-17Al Capone: Italy -- Gangster (Chicago bootlegging)
  • 01-17Nevil Shute [Norway]: London, England -- Novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
  • 01-17Robert Maynard Hutchins: United States -- Educator / civil libertarian
  • 01-17Roel [Martinus F] Houwink: Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
  • 01-19[John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion: Organist / composer
  • 01-20Kenjiro Takayanagi: VP (JVC)
  • 01-22Guido Kisch: Czech / German / US historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • 01-23Joseph Nathan Kane: Historian (Famous Firsts)
  • 01-25Ace Goodman: Kansas City, Missouri -- Comedian (Easy Aces)
  • 01-26Wyllis Cooper: Pekin, Illinois -- TV narrator (Volume One)
  • 01-27Granville English: Composer
  • 01-28Zilner T Randolph: Jazz trumpeter / arranger
  • 01-30Max Theiler: English / US microbiologist (Nobel 1951)
  • 02-02Benny Rubin: Boston, Massachusetts -- Actor / comedian (Benny Rubin Show)
  • 02-03Doris Speed: Actress (Annie-Coronation Street)
  • 02-03Forrest "Red" DeBernardi: Basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • 02-07Arvid Pelshe: Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member
  • 02-12Albert Huybrechts: Composer
  • 02-14John Randall, Jr.: Michigan, United States -- Historian / philosopher (Western Man)
  • 02-15Gale Sondergard: Litchfield, Minnesota -- Actress (Cat & Canary, Road to Rio)

People died in year of 1899

  • 01-10Gerard Keller: Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
  • 01-29Alfred Sisley: Painter
  • 01-29Robert J Fruin: Dutch Historian (80-year war), dies at 75
  • 02-06Georg Leo Earl von Caprivi: German chancellor, dies at 67
  • 02-11George Morgan: 1st English motorist to die in an motor accident
  • 02-18M Sophus Lie: Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56
  • 02-25Paul Julius von Reuter: Founder of the news agency (Reuters)
  • 03-14Emile Erckmann: French writer (Waterloo), dies at 76
  • 03-18Douglas Strutt Galton: English engineer (rails, trains), dies at 76
  • 03-18Svetolik Rankovic: Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35
  • 03-20Martha M Place: Of Brooklyn, becomes 1st woman to die by electrocution
  • 04-17Hans Balatka: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-21Heinrich Kiepert: German cartographer / geographer, dies at 80
  • 05-15Francisque Sarcey: French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70
  • 05-25Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur: French painter, dies at 68
  • 05-29Frantz Jehin-Prume: Composer, dies at 60
  • 06-10Ernest Chausson: French Composer (Solitude dance le bois), dies at 44
  • 06-30Jon Helgason: Icelandic Poet (Ur Landsudri)
  • 07-12Esquire Mauritius A de Savornin Lohman: Gov of Suriname, dies at 67
  • 07-18Horatio Alger, Jr.: American clergyman / Author (Disagreeeable Woman)
  • 09-08Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal: Composer, dies at 78
  • 09-14Henry Bliss: 1st auto death (NYC)
  • 09-28Giovanni Segantini: Italian Painter (Become his fare)
  • 10-05Johann Nepomuk Fuchs: Composer, dies at 57
  • 10-20Robert H "Bobby" Gunning: British Colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle
  • 10-23W Penn Symons: British General Major, dies in battle
  • 10-28C Grant B Allen: Canada -- British writer (Woman Who Did)
  • 11-19[Maria] Catharina Beersmans: Belgian actress (Medea), dies at 55
  • 11-20Carl A E Ahlqvist [A Oksanen]: Finnish translator, dies at 63
  • 11-21Garret Augustus Hobart: 24th VP

Events in year of 1900

  • 01-01British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria established
  • 01-01Compulsory education in the Netherlands goes into effect
  • 01-02E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montreal)
  • 01-02Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise, " premieres in Paris
  • 01-03Gerhart Hauptmanns "Schluck und Jau, " premieres in Berlin
  • 01-03Perihelion Passage
  • 01-06Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
  • 01-10Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener reach Cape Town
  • 01-12Freeland Colony founded in US
  • 01-15SCNEC soccer team forms
  • 01-24Battle at Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs. British army)
  • 01-29American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
  • 01-29Boers under Joubert beat English at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed
  • 02-02Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 02-03Rival forces fight for control of the Union Park ball grounds in Baltimore
  • 02-05British troops under General Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • 02-06Battle at Vaalkrans, South-Africa (Boers vs. British army)
  • 02-07British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • 02-07Labour Party forms in England
  • 02-09Dwight Davis established a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • 02-10Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 seconds)
  • 02-14Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
  • 02-15General French relieves Kimberley / Cecil Rhodes
  • 02-161st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po-SF)
  • 02-16Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1
  • 02-18Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
  • 02-18Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed / injured
  • 02-18British troops occupy Monte Christo Natal
  • 02-19British troops occupy Hlangwane Natal
  • 02-22Hawaii became a US territory

People born in year of 1900

  • 01-01Hubert van Doorne: Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF)
  • 01-01William Haines: Staunton, Virginia -- Actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney)
  • 01-01Xavier Cugat: Barcelona, Spain -- Bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)
  • 01-03Dorothy Arnzer: Director
  • 01-03Maurice Jaubert: Composer
  • 01-05Paula Ludwig: Writer
  • 01-05Yves Tanguy: French / US sailor / surrealistic painter
  • 01-06Pierre-Octave Ferroud: French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
  • 01-08Queen Marie of Yugoslavia
  • 01-09Joseph Frederick Wagner: Composer
  • 01-12Vaino Hannikainen: Composer
  • 01-13Yasuji Kiyose: Composer
  • 01-17Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant: Patron of the arts
  • 01-20Boris Semyonovich Shekhter: Composer
  • 01-20Doris Deane: Wisconsin, United States -- Entertainer
  • 01-22Franz Salmhofer: Composer
  • 01-23Mary Philips: Connecticut, United States -- Actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde)
  • 01-23Ralph Graves: Cleveland, Ohio -- Actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street)
  • 01-25Theodosius Dobzhansky: Ukraine -- Genetist / writer (Mankind Evolving)
  • 01-27Hyman G Rickover: US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
  • 01-28Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke]: Publisher (History of Ecuador)
  • 01-28Anni Holdmann: Germany -- 100m runner (1928 Olympics)
  • 01-28Hermann Kesten: German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • 01-28Michael Dewar Head: Composer
  • 01-29Marco Tajcevic: Composer
  • 01-29Willem F K Hussem: Dutch painter / poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
  • 01-30Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky: Composer
  • 01-30Martita Hunt: Argentina -- Actress (Man in Grey, Becket)
  • 01-30Sandy Powell: Rotherham, England -- Costume designer (Rob Roy)
  • 02-01Stephen Potter: Humorist / writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)

People died in year of 1900

  • 01-03Edwin George Monk: Composer, dies at 80
  • 01-20John Ruskin: English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • 01-20Richard D Blackmore: English Novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
  • 01-30Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli]: Italian playwright, dies at 71
  • 02-03Ottokar Eugen Novacek: Composer, dies at 33
  • 02-16George Labram: US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle
  • 02-23William Butterfield: Architect of the Gothic revival
  • 03-06Gottlieb Daimler: Designed 1st motorcycle, dies at 65
  • 03-10Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann: Composer, dies at 94
  • 03-26Isaac Mayer Wise: Rabbi / founder American Hebrew Congregations, dies at 80
  • 03-27Pieter J Joubert [Smart Piet]: South African General, dies at 69
  • 04-04Edward VII: King, assassinated
  • 04-05Comte de Villebois-Marevil: French / South African General, dies in battle
  • 04-20Mebel Mercer: Popular British singer
  • 04-21Heinrich Vogl: Composer, dies at 55
  • 04-24George J D Campbell: British Minister of Indies (1868-74, 80-85), dies at 76
  • 04-30John Luther (Casey) Jones: Dies in Cannonball Express train wreck
  • 05-07Richard Storrs Willis: Composer, dies at 81
  • 05-20Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman: Composer, dies at 80
  • 05-31James Loudon: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1871-75), dies at 75
  • 05-31John Power: Irish baronet / whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle
  • 06-05Stephen Crane: Author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28
  • 06-11Charles Swinnerton Heap: Composer, dies at 53
  • 06-21Polibo Fumagalli: Composer, dies at 69
  • 07-24Ferdinand Hamet: Dutch Missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
  • 07-29Umberto I: Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci
  • 08-05James Augustine Healy: Black Roman Catholic Bishop, dies at 80
  • 08-06Wilhelm Liebknecht: German journalist / socialist, dies at 74
  • 08-12James E Keeler: US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
  • 08-25Friedrich Nietschze: Philosopher (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 55