On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1902

Historical Events

  • Demonstration organised by socialists in Belgium as people demand better education, living conditions, the right to strike and universal male suffrage result in a riot and some deaths
  • Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Wellard, English cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
  • Josef Krips, Austrian conductor (London Symphony, 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Dmitry Sipyagain, Russian Minister of Interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated by a Socialist-Revolutionary at 49
1902 Highlights

About April 8, 1902

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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