On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1902

Historical Events


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope
Leo XIII
  • 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)
1902 Highlights

About April 15, 1902

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries