October 1902 in History

Events in History


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

AgreementAgreement of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • Oct 2 Leopold Figl, premier of Austria
  • Oct 3 Arturo da Costa e Silva, marshal/President of Brazil (1967-69)
  • Oct 9 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Oct 11 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • Oct 12 Dirk A M Binnendijk, critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 13 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • Oct 18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Oct 25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 31 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma)
  • Oct 31 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 25 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 26 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (b. 1815)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton