On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1902

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"
  • Rioting and arson continue in Russia with peasants plundering estates to find food.
  • Russian minister of interior and head of secret police, Sipyengin, is assassinated by the 'Terror Brigade' of the Socialist Revolutionaries

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist, born in Aveiro District, Portugal (d. 2002)