On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1902

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British and German ships bombard Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with ultimatum demanding damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Theodore Roosevelt to arbitrate

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Kurzbach, German composer, born in Hohndorf, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Talcott Parsons, American sociologist, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1979)
1902 Highlights

About December 13, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius