Historical Events in August 1902

  • Aug 1 Building begins on Dutch public housing
  • Aug 1 Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die)
  • Aug 4 The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens
  • Aug 8 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Brooklyn, NY: Malcolm Whitman beats Reginald Doherty 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 to give US a 3-2 win over the British Isles

Royal Coronation

Aug 9 Edward VII of Great Britain crowned King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, succeeding his mother Queen Victoria

  • Aug 13 English cricket team beats Australia by one wicket in a famous victory at The Oval, in London

Historic Event

Aug 22 US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car

  • Aug 27 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Defending champion William Larned beats Englishman R.F. Doherty 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6
  • Aug 31 Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)