On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1902

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Scotsman Sandy Herd wins by 1 stroke from James Braid and Harry Vardon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Emperor Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassins of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
1902 Highlights

About June 5, 1902

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini