On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1902

Historical Events

  • "The Wizard of Oz" musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara McClintock, American cytogeneticist (Jumping Genes, Nobel 1983)
  • George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Kornelis Posthumus, Dutch chemist

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (algebraic logic), dies at 60
1902 Highlights

About June 16, 1902

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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