On This Day

December 12, 1902 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

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
Theodor Mommsen

Birthdays in History

  • Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter, born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia (d. 2003)