On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1902

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, cricketer (big hitting Somerset & England batsman)
  • Josef Krips, conductor (London Symph 1954-63), born in Vienna, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated