1899 in History – What happened in year 1899

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1899 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
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.
23 januaryPursuant to the adoption of the Malolos Constitution and the establishment of the First Philippine Republic, Emilio Aguinaldo was sworn in as the first President of the Philippines.
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.
22 februaryPhilippine–American War: Filipino forces launched their first counterattack in a failed attempt aimed at recapturing Manila from the Americans.
04 marchCyclone Mahina struck Bathurst Bay, Queensland, killing over400 people, the deadliest natural disaster in Australian history.
27 marchPhilippine–American War-Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo led the troops himself against the US for the only time in the war in the Battle of Marilao River.
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.
25 mayNazrul Islam was born. Kazi Nazrul Islam was a Bangladeshi poet, writer, and musician, revolutionary and is the national poet of Bangladesh. Popularly known as Nazrul, his poetry and music espoused Indo-Islamic renaissance and intense spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression.
30 mayFemale Old West outlaw Pearl Hart performed one of the lastrecorded stagecoach robberies 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Globe,Arizona.
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.
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.
29 julyThe first Hague Convention, among the first formal statementsof the laws of war and war crimes in international law, was signed.
23 septemberPhilippine-American War-The American Asiatic Squadrondestroyed a Filipino artillery battery in Olongapo.
29 novemberFC Barcelona, one of the most successful clubs in Spanish Football, was founded by Swiss football pioneer Joan Gamper.
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.
29 JulyThe first motorcycle race was held in New York.
29 NovemberSpanish football club FC Barcelona was formed.
08 AugustAt Marshall patented the refrigerator.
04 DecemberFor the first time, the vaccine of typhoid was used to protect humans from the disease.
18 DecemberField Marshal Lord Roberts was appointed the first British Supreme Commander in South Africa.
28 JanuaryField Marshal K.M., the first Indian Army Chief of the Indian Army. Cariappa was born.
27 MarchThe first international radio broadcast between England and France was done by the Italian inventor G. Marconi.
17 AprilCalcutta now Kolkata) got hydroelectricity.
06 JanuaryLord Curzon was made Viceroy of India.
14 FebruaryThe US Congress started using a voting machine.
02 MarchMount Rainier National Park of the United States of America was established in Washington State.
18 AprilA Royal Charter St Andrew Ambulance Association was formed by Fournisseur Queen Victoria.
13 MayEsporte Club Vittoria Association Football Club Salvador founded in Brazil.


Famous birthdays in the year 1899:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
08 MayFriedrich Hayek / Philosopher / Austria
10 JulyJohn Gilbert / Actor / United States of America
13 OctoberPiero Dusio / Footballer / Italy
14 January Carlos P. Romulo / Politician / Philippines
15 OctoberAdolf Brudes / Racing Car Driver / Germany
17 January Robert Maynard Hutchins / Philosopher / United States of America
20 AprilAlan Arnett McLeod / Lieutenant / Canada
20 SeptemberLeo Strauss / Scientist / United States of America
21 JulyErnest Hemingway / Writer / United States of America
21 AprilRandall Thompson / Academic / United States of America
23 January Glen Kidston / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
26 NovemberRichard Hauptmann / Criminal / Germany
26 MayAntonio Barrette / Politician / Canada
27 MayJohannes Türn / Chess Player / Estonia
27 March Francis Ponge / Poet / France
29 March Lavrentiy Beria / Politician / Georgia
30 MayIrving Thalberg / Writer / United States of America
30 DecemberHelge Ingstad / Lawyer / Norway
30 JuneMadge Bellamy / Actress / United States of America
30 JulyGerald Moore / Pianist / United Kingdom

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1899:

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