What Happened on December 12, 1900

Historical Events

Music History

James Weldon Johnson's poem "Lift Every Voice and Sing", is set to music by his brother J. Rosamond Johnson; the hymn becomes known as the Black national anthem [1] [2]

Famous Birthdays

  • M├íria Telkes, Hungarian-American biophysicist ('the Sun Queen' who invented solar energy technologies), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995) [1]
  • Sammy Davis Sr., American vaudeville dancer (Mr. Wonderful), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1988)
Born in 1900
1900 Highlights

About December 12, 1900

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius