On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1902

Historical Events

Historic Event

J. C. Penney opens his first store, The Golden Rule Store, in Kemmerer, Wyoming

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Loeffler, American College and Basketball Hall of Fame coach (National Invitation Tournament 1952; NCAA Basketball Tournament 1954, La Salle Explorers), born in Rumson, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-American rabbi (head of Lubavitcher Jews), born in Nikolaev, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1994)
  • Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1974)
1902 Highlights

About April 14, 1902

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries