On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1901

Historical Events

  • First Royal Navy submarine launched at Barrow-in-Furness

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, born in Windsor, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Christopher Clarkson, British test pilot, born in Dunsfold, Surrey (d. 1994)
  • Roy Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1957)

Famous Deaths

  • Rudolph Koenig, German physicist, dies at 68
1901 Highlights

About October 2, 1901

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra