On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1902

Historical Events

  • Building begins on Dutch public housing
  • Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die)

Famous Birthdays

  • Hendrik Johan Kruls, Dutch general and chief military authority (1944-46), born in Amsterdam (d. 1975)
  • Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Beckmann, painter, dies
1902 Highlights

About August 1, 1902

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo