On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
  • US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
  • US Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • Richard Rodgers, American composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)