What Happened on January 4, 1902

Historical Events

  • Australian cricket spin bowler Hugh Trumble dismisses England batsmen Arthur Jones, John Gunn and Sydney Barnes in successive balls to complete 2nd Test rout by 229 runs in Melbourne; Trumble's first of 2 Test hat-tricks
  • The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million, tipping the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaragua

Famous Birthdays

  • John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
Born in 1902

Famous Deaths

  • Jacobus ".Koot" Opperman, South African Boer general, killed in Battle of Onverwacht, South Africa at 40

About January 4, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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