On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1902

Historical Events


Nobel prizeNobel Prize

German historian Theodor Mommsen is awarded the Nobel prize for Literature for "his historical writing with special reference to his monumental work, "A History of Rome"

Historian Theodor Mommsen
Historian
Theodor Mommsen

Famous Birthdays

  • Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter, born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia (d. 2003)
1902 Highlights

About December 12, 1902

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius