1902 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 147 of 147

  • Jul 30 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
  • 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 9 Edward VII of Great Britain crowned having succeeded his mother Victoria
  • Aug 13 England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Aug 31 Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)
  • Sep 1 Tinker, Evers, & Chance appear together for 1st time
  • Sep 2 "A Trip To The Moon", the first sci-fi film, released
  • Sep 3 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Illustrious Client"
  • 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 24 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Red Circle" (BG)
  • Sep 29 Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 2 Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • Oct 10 South Africa's President of Transvaal Paul Kruger visits Utrecht

MurderMurder of Interest

Oct 10 American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn
  • Oct 13 US President Theodore Roosevelt threatens to start using army troops to work coal mines struck since 12 may; this brings the owners to agree to abide by a Commission of Arbitration
  • Oct 20 The Chamber of Deputies appoints a committee to consider questions on the separation of Church and State in France
  • Oct 21 In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
  • Oct 24 Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts, killing 6,000 people and becoming one of the three largest eruptions of the 20th century

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 Maxim Gorky's "The Lower Depths" premieres in Moscow

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Oct 25 Santa Maria, Guatemala hit by Earthquake, killing an estimated 6,000 people
  • Nov 1 France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 13 "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad is first published in one volume (previously serialized) by William Blackwood in Edinburgh

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • Nov 15 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
  • Nov 18 Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names the teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt
  • Nov 21 1st night football game, Philadelphia Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
  • Nov 21 The Canadian government appoints a commission to consider revising, classifying, and consolidating the many public statutes passed over the years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 29 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der arme Heinrich" premieres in Vienna

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 30 American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang Kid Curry Logan sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor
  • Dec 7 Britain and Germany issue an ultimatum to Venezuela demanding that President Cipriano Castro pay claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on US Supreme Court

  • Dec 9 AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
  • Dec 10 Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 German organic chemist Emil Fischer is award the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on sugar and purine syntheses

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Emil Fischer
  • Dec 11 The US signs a treaty with Cuba allowing for a 20 percent reduction of tariff rates on imported Cuban products
  • Dec 13 British and German ships bombard Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with ultimatum demanding damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Theodore Roosevelt to arbitrate
  • Dec 15 German agricultural tariffs are increased
  • Dec 17 Frank Wedekind's "Der Erdgeist" premieres in Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 18 British parliament passes the Education Act, which will come to be regarded as the most important legislation of Arthur Balfour's government

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Dec 25 Clyde Fitch' "Girl with Green Eyes" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 25 Pope Leo XIII, at his annual Christmas reception, endorses the Christian Democratic movement now emerging in Europe as an attempt to offer an alternative to more radical movements
  • Dec 26 Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42)
  • Dec 28 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Philadelphia 6-0 (Madison Square Garden, NYC)
  • Dec 28 Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 220

  • Jun 16 Barbara McClintock, American cytogeneticist (Jumping Genes, Nobel 1983)
  • Jun 16 Kornelis Posthumus, Dutch chemist
  • Jun 16 George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist, born in paleontologist (d. 1984)
  • Jun 22 Arnold J d'Ailly, dir (Nederlandsche Bank)/mayor (Amsterdam, 1946-56)
  • Jun 23 Howard T Engstrom, computer designer (Univac), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 25 Prince Yasuhito Chichibu, brother of Emperor Showa, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1953)
  • Jun 26 Bill Lear, American engineer, manufacturer and CEO (Lear Jet Corp), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • Jul 1 Billy Wyler, director (Ben Hur, Mrs Miniver)
  • Jul 1 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect

Person of interestMeyer Lansky

Jul 4 Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • Jul 5 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American politician (Sen-R) and ambassador (West Germany, Vietnam & UN), born in Nahant, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • Jul 9 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand), born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1966)
  • Jul 10 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, born in Velbert (d. 1969)
  • Jul 10 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), born in Königshütte, Upper Silesia (d.1958)
  • Jul 11 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)
  • Jul 11 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Dutch/US phycist
  • Jul 12 Günther Anders, German Jewish philosopher, born in Breslau, German Empire (d. 1992)
  • Jul 14 Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist
  • Jul 14 Truman J Hedding, US vice-admiral (WWII)
  • Jul 15 Jean Rey, Belgian President of European Commission (1967-70)
  • Jul 16 Alexander Luria, Russian neuropsychologist (Higher Cortical Functions in Man), born in Kazan, Russian Empire (d. 1977)
  • Jul 17 Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
  • Jul 19 Gerard Rutten, Dutch film director (Miraculous Life of Willem Parel), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Jul 20 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • Jul 25 Eric Hoffer, American longshoreman and author (The True Believer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Person of interestKarl Popper

Jul 28 Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher (Logic of Forschung), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • Jul 28 Kenneth F. Fearing, American poet (Dead Reckoning), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Aug 1 Hendrik J Kruls, Neth, general/chief military authority (1944-46)
  • Aug 1 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor
  • Aug 3 Habib Bourguiba, 1st president of Tunisia (1957-87)
  • Aug 3 Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi (d. 1944)
  • Aug 5 Irene Rice Pereira, Chelsea, Massachusetts, American abstract artist
  • Aug 6 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
  • Aug 6 Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger (d. 1935)

Person of interestPaul Dirac

Aug 8 Paul Dirac, English physicist (quantum electrodynamics, Nobel 1933), born in Bristol, England (d. 1984)

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Paul Dirac
  • Aug 10 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)
  • Aug 10 Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • Aug 11 Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
  • Aug 13 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic
  • Aug 13 Felix Wankel, German inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine)
  • Aug 13 Lord Sainsbury of Drury Lane, president (J Sansbury Pics)
  • Aug 15 Jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)
  • Aug 16 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1975)
  • Aug 18 Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter, born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 1968)
  • Aug 19 Ogden Nash, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself), born in Rye, New York
  • Aug 19 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
  • Aug 19 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
  • Aug 20 Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner
  • Aug 22 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1993)
  • Aug 22 Thomas Pelly, American politician, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1973)
  • Aug 24 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civilization & Capitalism), born in Luméville, France (d. 1985)

Person of interestCarlo Gambino

Aug 24 Carlo Gambino, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1976)

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • Sep 6 Morgan Beatty, news anchor (Du Mont Evening News), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Sep 8 Anthonie Donker, [Prof N Donkersloot], Dutch literary
  • 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 15 Magda [Helena] Lupescu, wife of King Carol II of Romania
  • Sep 19 Pieter John Bouman, sociologist/historian
  • 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/founder (Penguin Books)
  • Sep 22 F R Boschvogel, [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)
  • Sep 23 Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003)
  • Sep 24 Cheryl Crawford, producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon)

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)

Person of interestAlbert Anastasia

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

  • Sep 27 Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president (1946-52)
  • Sep 30 Piet[er J] "Piet" Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52)
  • Oct 2 Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • Oct 2 Leopold Figl, premier of Austria
  • Oct 3 Arturo da Costa e Silva, marshal/President of Brazil (1967-69)
  • Oct 9 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Oct 11 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • Oct 12 Dick Binnendijk, Dutch poet and literary critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1984)

Person of interestArna Bontemps

Oct 13 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • Oct 18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Oct 25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 31 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma), born in Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Oct 31 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (field of statistical sequential analysis), born in Cluj-Napoca, Austria-Hungary (d. 1950)
  • Nov 1 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1943)
  • Nov 2 Gyula Illyés, Hungarian author and poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), born in Felsőrácegres, Pálfa, Hungary (d. 1983)
  • Nov 2 Marius Holtrop, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank, born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • Nov 5 Strom Thurmond, (Sen-R-SC, 1955- )
  • Nov 7 Rob van der de Bas [Barend Robberts], troubadour (Klucht of the Cow)
  • Nov 8 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet-party ideologist [NS=Nov 22]
  • Nov 10 Murk Ozinga, Dutch building historian (Monuments of Curacao)
  • Nov 13 Gustav von Koenigswald, German-Dutch paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Nov 17 Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)
  • Nov 18 Jorgen Nielsen, Danish author (regional novels)
  • Nov 20 Wolfgang Kunkel, German law historian
  • Nov 21 Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]
  • Nov 21 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (d. 1985)
  • Nov 22 Sir Humphrey Gibbs, Rhodesian politician (d. 1990)
  • Nov 23 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)
  • Nov 26 Gerrit Jan van der Veen [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • Nov 29 Carlo Levi, Italian painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)
  • Nov 29 Georges Poulet, French/Belgian critic (Temps Humain)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History