On This Day

Historical Events in September 1902

  • Sep 2 "A Trip To The Moon", the first sci-fi film, released
  • Sep 7 In Australia, the whole nation observes a 'day of humiliation' and prays for rain, as a terrible drought kills livestock and threatens crops; rain begins to appear on 10 September
  • Sep 13 Chicago Cubs infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, & Frank Chance appear together as teammates for 1st time, creating the famed double-play combination of "Tinker to Evers to Chance"
  • Sep 15 Chicago Cubs infielders Tinker, Evers, & Chance turn their first double play together in a 6-3 win over Cincinnati
  • Sep 17 US protests anti-semitism in Romania
  • Sep 20 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • Sep 29 Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater