On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1902

Historical Events

  • China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
  • Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin
  • US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Borbolla, Cuban pianist, organist, and composer, born in Manzanillo, Cuba (d. 1990)

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues), playwright (Mulatto), and librettist (Troubled Island), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

  • Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)

Famous Deaths

  • Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist & composer, dies at 70
1902 Highlights

About February 1, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius