What Happened on July 4, 1902

Day of the Week: Friday

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 Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy

Person of interestMeyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (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