On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1902

Historical Events

Historic Event

Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US President Theodore Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents

Famous Birthdays

George Murphy

George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1992)

Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky, Polish-born American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Russian Empire (d. 1983)

  • Vince Barnett, American actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
1902 Highlights

About July 4, 1902

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 119 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer