On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1902

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGeorge Murphy

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

Actor and US Senator George Murphy
Actor and US Senator
George Murphy

Person of interestMeyer Lansky

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

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • 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? 118 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer