On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1900

Famous Birthdays

  • Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (best known for his leadership in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War), born in Jinnu, Lujiang, Chaohu, Anhui, Qing dynasty (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87
1900 Highlights

About December 8, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius