Thursday 13 December 1900
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Norman Foster and Jonel Perlea.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Norman Foster: Richmond, Indiana -- Actor (Skyscraper Souls).
- Jonel Perlea: Romanian-American conductor and educator (d. 1970).
- Battle at Nooitgedacht: generals The la Rey / Smuts beat Britten
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