On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1900

Historical Events

  • Birth of Quantum Physics: German Physicist Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law
  • France and Italy sign a secret agreement by which Italy recognizes France's right to exploit Morocco in return for France's conceding her the same right in Tripoli

Famous Birthdays

  • Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, born in Nikopol, Bulgaria (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Baptiste August Kessler, Dutch entrepreneur & director of oil on Dutch Indies, dies at 46
1900 Highlights

About December 14, 1900

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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