On This Day

Deaths in History in December 1902

  • Dec 3 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)
  • Dec 4 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones and 1st editor of Wall St Journal), dies at 51

Person of interestThomas Nast

Dec 7 Thomas Nast, German-American caricaturist and political cartoonist of late 1800s America, dies of yellow fever at 62

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • Dec 11 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68
  • Dec 22 Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Austro–German psychiatrist and author (Psychopathia Sexualis), dies at 62
  • Dec 23 Frederick Temple, 95th Archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 81