On This Day

September 1902 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Tinker, Evers, & Chance appear together for 1st time
  • 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 17 US protests anti-semitism in Romania
  • Sep 29 Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 6 Morgan Beatty, American news anchor (Du Mont Evening News), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1975)
  • Sep 8 Nico Donkersloot, Dutch literary and writer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • Sep 10 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)
  • Sep 12 Juscelino Kubitschek, President Brazil (1955-60), born in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil (d. 1976)
  • Sep 13 Leland Hayward, American producer (Mister Roberts, Spirit of St Louis), born in Nebraska City, Nebraska (d. 1971)
  • Sep 19 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist and historian, born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1977)
  • Sep 20 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • Sep 21 Allen Lane, English publisher and founder of Penguin Books, born in Bristol, England (d. 1970)
  • Sep 22 F R Boschvogel [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)
  • Sep 23 Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003)

Person of interestAyatollah Khomeini

Sep 24 Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, born in Khomeyn, Persia (d. 1989)

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Sep 25 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1972)

Person of interestAlbert Anastasia

Sep 26 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American-Italian gangster (Murder Inc), born in Tropea, Calabria, Italy (d. 1957)

  • Sep 30 Piet[er J] "Piet" Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52)

Deaths in History


Person of interestRudolf Virchow

Sep 5 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician (cell pathology), dies at 80

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • Sep 6 Frederick Able, English chemist and inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • Sep 9 Titus AJ van Asch van Wijck, Governor of Suriname (1891-97), dies at 53
  • Sep 19 Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • Sep 19 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), dies at 34
  • Sep 23 John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68

Person of interestLevi Strauss

Sep 26 Levi Strauss, German-born American clothing designer who founded the 1st company to manufacture blue jeans (Levi Strauss & Co.), dies at 73

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • Sep 28 Emile Zola, French writer and critic (J'accuse), dies at 62
  • Sep 29 William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)