On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1899

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), born in Southampton Row, Holborn, London (d. 1970)
  • John Cobb, British speed record holder (World Land Speed Record 1938-39, 47), born in Esher, Surrey, England (d. 1952)

Famous Deaths

  • Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (killed at Battle of Tirad Pass) (b. 1875)
1899 Highlights

About December 2, 1899

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius