On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1902

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney

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? 118 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries