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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1899 AD


January 1: Cuba liberated from Spain by U.S., known as National Day, U.S. occupies until 1902
January 5: Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure-Charles Augustus Milverton
January 7: Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
January 17: U.S. takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
January 19: Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
January 24: Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms
January 24: Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
January 28: American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress


February 4: Revolt against U.S. occupation of Philippines
February 6: Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
February 10: -39 degrees F (-39 degrees C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature)
February 10: U.S.-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley. U.S. gets Puerto Rico and Guam
February 11: -15 degrees F (-26 degrees C), Washington, D.C. (district record)
February 11: -61 degrees F, Montana (record low temperature)
February 12: 1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in U.S. begins, MSG, New York City
February 12: -47 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Camp Clarke, Nebraska (state record)
February 13: -1 degrees F (-18 degrees C) New Orleans, Louisiana
February 13: -16 degrees F (-27 degrees C), Minden Louisiana (state record)
February 13: -2 degrees F (-19 degrees C) Tallahassee, Florida (state record)
February 14: U.S. Congress begins using voting machines
February 16: Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (England vs. South Africa Johannesburg)
February 18: 80 degrees F in San Francisco
February 18: San Francisco named as a port of dispatch for Army transports
February 18: Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
February 20: Ill Tel and Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system


March 2: President McKinley signs bill creating Mount Rainier National Park (5th in U.S.)
March 3: Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar
March 3: George Dewey becomes 1st in U.S. with rank of Admiral of the Navy
March 5: 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in D
March 6: "Asprin" patented by Felix Hoffmann
March 14: Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
March 17: Windsor luxury hotel in New York City catches fire, 92 die
March 18: Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering
March 21: British and French accord about West-Africa


April 1: North Carolina Mutual opens doors for business
April 4: South Africa all out 35 vs England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
April 11: Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US
April 18: John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager
April 19: 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Mass in 2:54:38
April 24: Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid


May 4: 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
May 9: Lawn mower patented
May 17: Victoria and Albert Museum foundation laid England
May 18: World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
May 24: 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)
May 25: 33rd Belmont: R. Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
May 30: 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
May 31: Bronx acquires Keltch Memorial Park


June 1: Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper in Grace's last
June 2: Black Americans observed day of fasting to protest lynchings
June 3: W G Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 years 320 days
June 5: Alfred Dreyfus' acquitted
June 9: James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavywgt boxing title
June 10: Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
June 16: Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* vs. England, Lord's
June 29: Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
June 30: Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick England vs. Australia at Headingley


July 1: Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels
July 1: San Francisco City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building
July 19: National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, forms
July 29: 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, New York
July 29: Southern California Golf Association forms
July 31: Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's


August 15: Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out 5 times in a game


September 4: 8.3 earthquake shakes Yakutat Bay, Alaska
September 6: Carnation processes its 1st can of evaporated milk
September 6: U.S. Minister of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his "Open Through Note"
September 8: British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal South Africa
September 9: French Captain Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds
September 10: 2nd quake in 7 days (8.6) hits Yakutat Bay Alaska
September 14: Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality (NY)
September 15: 5th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Smith shoots a 315 at Baltimore CC MD
September 17: 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa


October 2: Orange Free state mobilizes
October 3: J. S. Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner
October 9: 1st British troops reaches Durban South Africa
October 9: South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
October 10: IR Johnson patents bicycle frame
October 11: South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
October 12: South Africa Boer Republic declares war on England
October 13: 7000 lay-offs black mine workers of South Africa reach Natal
October 14: Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa
October 15: Cincinnati closes season with 16-1 and 19-3 victories over Cleveland Spiders
October 17: Sutro railroad sold to Robert F Morrow for $215,000
October 20: Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers
October 20: Columbia (U.S.) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
October 21: Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)
October 22: British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa
October 24: Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army
October 30: Battle at Ladysmith Natal: Boers beat Lieutenant-General Whites army
October 30: British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown


November 2: Boers begin siege of Ladysmith Natal
November 3: James J. Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title
November 9: Boerenaanval up Ladysmith, Natal, attack
November 11: Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora," premieres in London
November 12: British troops reach Durban Natal
November 15: Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill and wife captured in Natal
November 18: Trumper scores 208 in 185 minutes (1 five 25 fours) NSW vs. Qld
November 22: Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
November 23: 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)
November 23: Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
November 25: Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
November 28: Battle of Mud river (Boer General. Cronje beats British General Methuen)


December 2: U.S. and Germany agree to divide Samoa between them
December 4: 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes
December 4: Webb Hayes son of President Rutherford Hayes receives medal of honor
December 8: Natal: British fall/burst out belegerd Ladysmith
December 10: Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
December 10: British "Black Week" due to nederlagen in South Africa
December 10: Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang," premieres in Berlin
December 11: Battle of Magers' fountain - Boer leader Cronje vs. General Methuen
December 12: 1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii
December 12: George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
December 15: Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
December 18: Field Marshal Lord Roberts appointed British supreme commander in South Africa
December 23: Field Marshal Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa
December 23: Southampton: field marshal lord Roberts departures to South Africa
December 23: Tentative Turkish and German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway
December 25: Farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade
December 26: Mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed
December 29: English fleet brings German postschip Bundesrath up
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