Birthdays in History in December 1868

  • Dec 2 Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
  • Dec 4 Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter
  • Dec 5 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)
  • Dec 9 Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)

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Dec 20 Harvey Firestone, Columbiana Ohio, Industrialist and founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ("where the rubber meets the road"), (d. 1938)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • Dec 22 John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)
  • Dec 24 Emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)
  • Dec 28 Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)