On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 composer, born in Manzanillo (d. 1990)

Person of interestLangston Hughes

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

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)

Famous Deaths

  • Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer, dies at 70