1899 in History – What happened in year 1899

In history, year 1899 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1899.

Know what happened in 1899:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 FebruaryThe Philippine–American War opened when an American soldier, under orders to keep insurgents away from his unit's encampment, fired upon a Filipino soldier in Manila.
27 JuneA. E. J. Collins scored 628 runs not out, the highest-everrecorded score in cricket.
29 November FC Barcelona, one of the most successful clubs in Spanishfootball, was founded by Swiss football pioneer Joan Gamper.
30 MayFemale Old West outlaw Pearl Hart performed one of the lastrecorded stagecoach robberies 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Globe,Arizona.
23 SeptemberPhilippine-American War-The American Asiatic Squadrondestroyed a Filipino artillery battery in Olongapo.
29 JulyThe first Hague Convention, among the first formal statementsof the laws of war and war crimes in international law, was signed.
07 JuneAmerican Temperance crusader Carrie Nation entered a saloon inKiowa, Kansas, and proceeded to destroy all the alcoholic beverages withrocks.
04 March Cyclone Mahina struck Bathurst Bay, Queensland, killing over400 people, the deadliest natural disaster in Australian history.
27 March Philippine–American War-Philippine President EmilioAguinaldo led the troops himself against the US for the only time in thewar in the Battle of Marilao River.
12 JanuaryDuring a storm, the crew of the Lynmouth Lifeboat Stationtransported their 10-ton lifeboat 15 mi (24 km) overland in order torescue a damaged schooner.
23 JanuaryPursuant to the adoption of the Malolos Constitution and theestablishment of the First Philippine Republic, Emilio Aguinaldo wassworn in as the first President of the Philippines.
02 DecemberPhilippine–American War-A 60-man Filipino rear guard was defeated in the Battle of Tirad Pass, but delayed the American advancelong enough to ensure Emilio Aguinaldo's escape.
30 MayFemale Old West outlaw Pearl Hart performed one of the lastrecorded stagecoach robberies 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Globe,Arizona.
30 MarchA committee of the German Society of Chemistry invited othernational scientific organizations to appoint delegates to form theInternational Committee on Atomic Weights.
12 JuneThe New Richmond tornado killed 117 people and injured 125others in the northern Great Plains of the United States.
27 JuneA. E. J. Collins scored 628 runs not out, the highest-everrecorded score in cricket.
04 MarchCyclone Mahina struck Bathurst Bay, Queensland, killing over400 people, the deadliest natural disaster in Australian history.
30 MarchA committee of the German Society of Chemistry invited othernational scientific organizations to appoint delegates to form theInternational Committee on Atomic Weights.
04 FebruaryThe Philippine–American War opened when an American soldier,under orders to keep insurgents away from his unit's encampment, firedupon a Filipino soldier in Manila.
23 JanuaryPursuant to the adoption of the Malolos Constitution and theestablishment of the First Philippine Republic, Emilio Aguinaldo wassworn in as the first President of the Philippines.
12 JanuaryDuring a storm, the crew of the Lynmouth Lifeboat Station transported their 10-ton lifeboat 15 mi (24 km) overland in order to rescue a damaged schooner.
22 FebruaryPhilippine–American War: Filipino forces launched their first counterattack in a failed attempt aimed at recapturing Manila from the Americans.
30 MarchA committee of the German Society of Chemistry invited other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to form the International Committee on Atomic Weights.
05 JuneAntonio Luna was assassinated in the midst of the Philippine–American War.
07 JuneAmerican Temperance crusader Carrie Nation entered a saloon inKiowa, Kansas, and proceeded to destroy all the alcoholic beverages withrocks.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1899:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 JulyMarcel Achard / Writer / France
08 MayFriedrich Hayek / Philosopher / Austria
08 DecemberArthur Leslie / Actor / United Kingdom
09 January Harald Tammer / Journalist / Estonia
09 DecemberJean de Brunhoff / Author / France
13 AprilAlfred Mosher Butts / Architect / United States of America
14 MayEarle Combs / Baseball Player / United States of America
15 OctoberAdolf Brudes / Racing Car Driver / Germany
15 February Georges Auric / Composer / France
19 AprilGeorge O'Brien / Actor / United States of America
19 AprilCemal Tollu / Painter / Turkey
20 January Kenjiro Takayanagi / Engineer / Japan
21 JunePavel Haas / Composer / Czech Republic
22 AprilVladimir Nabokov / Novelist / Russia
24 NovemberWard Morehouse / Author / United States of America
24 MaySuzanne Lenglen / Tennis Player / France
27 JuneJuan Trippe / Business Man / United States of America
27 JulyPercy Hornibrook / Cricketer / Australia
28 March Gussie Busch / Business Man / United States of America
28 AugustCharles Boyer / Actor / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1899:

YearName / Profession / Country
NA NASukumar Sen / Politician / India
15 JuneMaharaj Shri Rajendrasinhji Jadeja / Soldier / India
15 JanuaryGiani Gurmukh Singh Musafir / Politician / India
26 DecemberUdham Singh / Freedom Fighter / India
17 February Jibanananda Das / Poet / India
30 March Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay / Author / India
01 FebruaryBhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha / Lawyer / India
24 NovemberHira Lal Shastri / Politician / India
11 JulyC. S. Venkatachar / Politician / India
10 NovemberSwami Satyabhakta / Philosopher / India
28 JanuaryKodandera Madappa Cariappa / Soldier / India
13 MarchBurgula Ramakrishna Rao / Politician / India
18 FebruaryJai Narayan Vyas / Politician / India
NA NASukumar Sen / Civil Servant / India
28 JanuaryKodandera M. Cariappa / Army Chief / India
25 FebruaryGurnam Singh / Politician / India
19 JulyBalai Chand Mukhopadhyay / Author / India
21 NovemberHarekrushna Mahatab / Politician / India
21 NovemberHarekrushna Mahatab / Politician / India
25 SeptemberUdumalai Narayana Kavi / Poet / India

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