What Happened In History Year 1899

Historical Events for the Year 1899

  • 1st January » Spain e.g Spanish rule ends in Cuba.
  • 12th January » Thirteen crew members and five apprentices are rescued from the stricken schooner 'Forest Hall' by the Lynmouth Lifeboat Station known as Lynmouth Lifeboat when the former Shipwrecking Instability and foundering or founders off the coast of Devon.
  • 17th January » The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 19th January » Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
  • 21st January » Opel manufactures its first automobile.
  • 22nd January » Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
  • 23rd January » The Malolos Constitution is inaugurated, establishing the First Philippine Republic.
  • 23rd January » Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the Philippines or President of the First Philippine Republic.
  • 4th February » The Philippine–American War begins with the Battle of Manila (1899) known as Battle of Manila.
  • 6th February » Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris (1898) e.g Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
  • 14th February » Voting machines are approved by the Congress of the United States named U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
  • 22nd February » Philippine Revolutionary Army called Filipino forces led by General Antonio Luna Second Battle of Caloocan or launch counterattacks for the first time against the American forces during the Philippine–American War. The Filipinos fail to regain Manila from
  • 4th March » Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a Convert 12 m ft wave that reaches up to Convert 5 km mi inland, killing over 300.
  • 6th March » Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark.
  • 27th March » Emilio Aguinaldo leads Philippine Revolutionary Army or Filipino forces for the only time during the Philippine–American War at the Battle of Marilao River.
  • 30th March » German Society of Chemistry issues an invitation to other national scientific organizations to appoint delegates to the Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights e.g International Committee on Atomic Weights.
  • 31st March » Malolos, capital of the First Philippine Republic, Capture of Malolos named was captured by American forces.
  • 8th May » The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin produced its first play.
  • 20th May » The first traffic ticket in the US: New York City taxi driver Jacob German was arrested for speeding while driving 12 miles per hour on Lexington Street.
  • 30th May » Pearl Hart, a female outlaw of the American frontier e.g Old West, robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
  • 7th June » American Temperance movement in the United States or Temperance crusader Carrie Nation begins her campaign of vandalism named vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments by destroying the inventory in a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas.
  • 12th June » New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 27th June » A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.
  • 17th July » NEC known as NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
  • 29th July » The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 called First Hague Convention is signed.
  • 10th August » the Norwegian football club Viking FK is founded.
  • 13th September » Henry H. Bliss called Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
  • 13th September » Halford Mackinder e.g Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
  • 23rd September » American Asiatic Squadron destroys a Filipino battery at the 'Battle of Olongapo'.
  • 11th October » Second Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the South African Republic e.g Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
  • 11th October » The Western League (U.S. baseball) or Western League is renamed the American League.
  • 2nd November » The Boers begin their 118 day Siege of Ladysmith e.g siege of British held Ladysmith, South Africa known as Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.
  • 28th November » The Second Boer War: a British column is engaged by Boer forces at the Battle of Modder River; although the Boers withdraw, the British suffer heavy casualties.
  • 29th November » The F.C. Barcelona Association football club is founded.
  • 2nd December » Philippine–American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.
  • 10th December » Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.

Historical events for the year 1899 by month