On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1902

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy [James Henry] Van Alen, American tennis official who created Simplified Scoring System for tennis, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1991)
  • Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist and historian, born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), dies at 34