On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1902

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)

Person of interestRichard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers, American composer, mostly for theater (Rodgers & Hart - "Pal Joey"; "Babes In Arms"; Rodgers & Hammerstein - "Oklahoma!"; "South Pacific"; "The King And I"; "The Sound Of Music") and 1st EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers

1902 Highlights

About June 28, 1902

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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