On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1899

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.
  • US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them

Famous Birthdays

  • John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
  • Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)

Famous Deaths

  • Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (killed at Battle of Tirad Pass) (b. 1875)