What Happened in 1902 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 192 of 192

  • Jun 23 Gioacchino Rossini's unveils monument to Santa-Croce
  • Jun 24 King Edward VII develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
  • Jun 26 Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII
  • Jun 26 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Garidebs" (BG)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Jun 27 16th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 1-0, ret.)
  • Jun 28 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
  • Jun 28 US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
  • Jun 28 Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
  • Jun 30 Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive HRs in same inning
  • Jul 1 Ranji (230) & Newham (153) add 344 for 7th wkt, Sussex v Essex
  • Jul 1 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (BG)
  • Jul 1 US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA
  • Jul 2 John J McGraw becomes manager of NY Giants (stays for 30 years)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 19th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Muriel Robb beats Charlotte Cooper (7-5 6-1)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 2 26th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats A Gore (6-4 6-3 3-6 6-0)
  • Jul 3 Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US President Theodore Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jul 5 Australia won the one & only Test Cricket played at Sheffield
  • Jul 8 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
  • Jul 11 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury resigns
  • Jul 12 Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage
  • Jul 12 Arthur Balfour succeeds Lord Salisbury, who retired as British Prime Minister on 11 July
  • Jul 14 The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
  • Jul 15 Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey
  • Jul 16 John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
  • Jul 16 Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
  • Jul 17 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
  • Jul 17 Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia
  • Jul 19 NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
  • Jul 24 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • Jul 24 In Turkey, the Sultan Abdul-Hamid, under pressure from within the Ottoman Empire, appoints a commission to consider reforms that might pacify Macedonian revolutionaries

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 25 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jul 26 Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford
  • Jul 29 Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US & Canada forms
  • Jul 30 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
  • Aug 1 Building begins on Dutch public housing
  • Aug 1 Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die)
  • Aug 4 The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
  • Aug 8 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
  • Aug 9 Edward VII of Great Britain crowned having succeeded his mother Victoria
  • Aug 13 England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory
  • Aug 22 US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
  • Aug 27 22nd U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Reginald Doherty (4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6)
  • Aug 31 Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)
  • Sep 1 Tinker, Evers, & Chance appear together for 1st time
  • Sep 2 "A Trip To The Moon", the first science fiction film, released
  • Sep 3 Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season)
  • Sep 3 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Illustrious Client"
  • Sep 7 In Australia, the whole nation observes a 'day of humiliation' and prays for rain, as a terrible drought kills livestock and threatens crops; rain begins to appear on 10 September
  • Sep 10 Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
  • Sep 17 US protests anti-semitism in Romania
  • Sep 20 Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • Sep 24 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Red Circle" (BG)
  • Sep 29 Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • Oct 10 South Africa's President of Transvaal Paul Kruger visits Utrecht

MurderMurder of Interest

Oct 10 American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn
  • Oct 11 8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City, NY
  • Oct 11 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
  • Oct 13 US President Theodore Roosevelt threatens to start using army troops to work coal mines struck since 12 may; this brings the owners to agree to abide by a Commission of Arbitration
  • Oct 18 7th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-0 in Birmingham
  • Oct 20 The Chamber of Deputies appoints a committee to consider questions on the separation of Church and State in France
  • Oct 21 In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 Maxim Gorky's "The Lower Depths" premieres in Moscow

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Oct 25 Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die
  • Nov 1 France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad is first published in one volume (previously serialized) by William Blackwood in Edinburgh

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
  • Nov 15 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
  • Nov 18 Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt
  • Nov 20 Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race
  • Nov 21 1st night football game, Philadelphia Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
  • Nov 21 Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
  • Nov 21 The Canadian government appoints a commission to consider revising, classifying, and consolidating the many public statutes passed over the years
  • Nov 25 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 29 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der arme Heinrich" premieres in Vienna

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 30 American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.
  • Dec 2 Soccer team Go Ahead forms in Deventer
  • Dec 7 Britain and Germany issue an ultimatum to Venezuela demanding that President Cipriano Castro pay claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on US Supreme Court

  • Dec 9 AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
  • Dec 10 Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.
  • Dec 11 The US signs a treaty with Cuba allowing for a 20 percent reduction of tariff rates on imported Cuban products
  • Dec 13 British and German ships begin to bombard the Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with an ultimatum demanding damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Theodore Roosevelt to arbitrate
  • Dec 17 Frank Wedekind's "Der Erdgeist" premieres in Berlin
  • Dec 18 British parliament passes the Education Act, which will come to be regarded as the most important legislation of Arthur Balfour's government
  • Dec 25 Clyde Fitch' "Girl with Green Eyes" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 25 Pope Leo XIII, at his annual Christmas reception, endorses the Christian Democratic movement now emerging in Europe as an attempt to offer an alternative to more radical movements
  • Dec 26 Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42)
  • Dec 28 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Philadelphia 6-0 (Madison Square Garden, NYC)
  • Dec 28 Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
  • Dec 31 Boers & British army sign peace treaty

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 441

  • Mar 20 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • Mar 21 Carl Jaffe, Hamburg Germany, actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement)
  • Mar 21 Eddie James "Son" House, folk blues musician (Delta Blues)
  • Mar 21 William Downie Forrest, journalist
  • Mar 22 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)
  • Mar 23 Philip Ober, Fort Payne Ala, actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 24 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1971)

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Mar 25 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • Mar 26 Leslie Melville, economist
  • Mar 27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • Mar 27 Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 28 Flora Robson, South Shields England, actress (Dominique is Dead)
  • Mar 28 Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violinist
  • Mar 28 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 29 William Walton, England, composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins)
  • Mar 29 Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • Mar 30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 30 Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
  • Apr 1 L P Jai, cricketer (one Test India v England 1934, scored 19 & 0)
  • Apr 1 Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
  • Apr 2 Danilo Svara, composer
  • Apr 2 Jan Tschichold, German typographer (d. 1974)
  • Apr 3 Henri Garat, actor (Congress Dances), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 3 Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson, composer
  • Apr 4 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
  • Apr 4 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • Apr 6 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 6 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 8 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
  • Apr 8 Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Apr 9 Frantisek Suchy, composer [or April 21, 1891]
  • Apr 11 Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 12 Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59)
  • Apr 13 Godfrey Kenton, English actor (Well's Theater), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Apr 13 Philippe de Rothschild, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 14 Menachem A Schneerson, rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
  • Apr 14 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
  • Apr 15 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • Apr 17 Anton Beuving, lyricist (Ketelbinkie)
  • Apr 17 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician (d. 1974)
  • Apr 18 Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
  • Apr 20 Donald Wolfit, England, actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed)
  • Apr 20 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer
  • Apr 21 Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard)
  • Apr 22 Megan Lloyd George, English politician
  • Apr 23 Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • Apr 25 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
  • Apr 27 Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 28 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
  • Apr 29 Theodore Chanler, composer
  • Apr 30 Andre-Francois Marescotti, composer
  • Apr 30 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer
  • May 2 Brian Aherne, Worcestershire England, actor (Juarez)
  • May 2 Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Peyton Place, Our Little Girl), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 3 Hugo Friedhofer, composer
  • May 3 Jack Larue, actor (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3 Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)
  • May 3 Walter Slezak, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 3 Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)
  • May 4 Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor (Neth Antilles)/author
  • May 4 Cvjetko Rihtman, composer
  • May 4 Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter
  • May 6 Walter Dawson, British Air Chief marshall
  • May 6 Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • May 6 Max Ophüls, German-born director (d. 1957)
  • May 7 Sal Gliatto, baseball player
  • May 8 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
  • May 8 Milford "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ bat early 1930's, All Black half)
  • May 10 David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 10 Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37)
  • May 10 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (d. 1974)
  • May 11 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
  • May 12 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chic)
  • May 16 Jan Kiepura, Sosnowiec Poland, vocalist/actor (Her Wonderful Lie)
  • May 17 John Vincent, composer
  • May 18 [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
  • May 20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • May 21 Earl Averill, baseball player (d. 1983)
  • May 21 Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
  • May 22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 23 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • May 25 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
  • May 27 Celius Dougherty, composer
  • May 30 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • May 30 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Perry], Fla, actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star
  • May 31 Billy Mayerl, composer
  • May 31 Henk Schaer, [Hendricus JM Schaareman], actor/conductor
  • May 31 Ralph Walter Wood, composer
  • Jun 3 Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)
  • Jun 4 Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Jun 5 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 6 Avraham Daus, composer
  • Jun 6 Harold Roxbee Cox Kings Norton, aeronautical engineer
  • Jun 6 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • Jun 7 Herman B Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary)
  • Jun 10 Gaston Brenta, composer
  • Jun 10 J Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling)

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