What Happened on February 1, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
  • Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin
  • US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Borbolla, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)

Famous Deaths

  • Salomon Jaoassohn, composer, dies at 70