- Peace Treaty Signed between the United States and Spain.
- The Philippine War began
- The great blizzard of 1899 effects the entire east coast, including southern Florida.
- A tornado destroyed the town of New Richmond, Wisconsin, killing 117.
- A hurricane destroyed the town of Diamond City, North Carolina
- Voting machines were approved for use in the US by Congress
- Mount Ranier National Park was established
- Asprin was patented
- The paperclip was patented
- Martha M. Place was the first woman to be executed in the electric chair.
- Gold was discovered in Nome, Alaska
- Michael Camfield died.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Events of 1899
My family seemed fairly isolated from US and world events around them. Here are just a few events from 1899 that they may or may not have been aware of.