On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1902

Historical Events

  • "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California
  • Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg
  • Dutch football club Maatschappelijke Voetbal Vereniging (MVV) is established in Maastricht, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Danilo Svara, Slovenian composer, born in San Giuseppe, Trieste, Italy (d. 1981)
  • Jan Tschichold, German typographer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1974)

Famous Deaths

  • Esther Morris [Esther Hobart McQuigg], American suffragist, anti-slavery activist, and 1st female justice of the peace in the US, dies at 87
1902 Highlights

About April 2, 1902

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries