Historical Events for Year 1902

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Events 1 - 150 of 186

Jan 1st - 1st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (U of Mich-49, Sanford-0)
Jan 1st - Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
Jan 3rd - Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
Jan 4th - Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick v England at the MCG
Jan 4th - The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million; this will tip the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaraugua
Jan 8th - 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
Jan 8th - The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin
Jan 10th - Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
Jan 10th - Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa
Jan 13th - Textile workers strike in Enschede Neth till June 1
Jan 18th - Despite reports that favor the US building a route through Nicaragua for a canal, a 'supplementary report' recommends the route through Panama
Jan 23rd - Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
Jan 25th - Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
Jan 27th - 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
Jan 28th - Carnegie Institute founded in Wash DC
Jan 30th - Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea
Feb 1st - China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
Feb 1st - Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben," premieres in Berlin
Feb 1st - US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
Feb 6th - Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
Feb 11th - Police beat up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
Feb 15th - Underground railway (U-Bahn)
Feb 17th - A general strike in Barcelona and nearby towns leads to government-troop reprisals that leave 40 dead
Feb 18th - Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame," premieres in Monte Carlo
Feb 20th - Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks & damages Sutro Baths, SF
Feb 21st - Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation
Feb 24th - Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
Feb 28th - Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
Mar 2nd - Jimmy Collins, leaves Boston Beaneaters (NL) club to manage AL's new Boston Somersets
Mar 4th - American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
Mar 6th - US Census Bureau forms
Mar 7th - Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
Mar 8th - 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
Mar 10th - Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison Mar 10th - A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.
Mar 17th - Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
Mar 18th - Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
Mar 18th - Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna
Mar 18th - Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
Mar 20th - France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
Mar 25th - Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
Mar 25th - In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia
Mar 28th - 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
Apr 2nd - 1st motion picture theater opens (LA)
Apr 2nd - Soccer team MVV '02 forms in Maastricht
Apr 2nd - Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
Apr 2nd - "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
Apr 4th - Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million
Apr 5th - Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte" premieres in Paris
Apr 5th - In Glasgow, Scotland the Ibrox disaster occurs after a section of a grandstand collapses killing 25 and injuring 517
Apr 7th - Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms
Apr 8th - Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months
Apr 8th - Growing unrest in Belgian society as people demand better education, better work and living conditions, the right to strike and universal male suffrage, culminate in a demonstration organised by Socialists. In the rioting that ensues, many Belgians are killed
Apr 11th - Battle at Rooiwal, South-Africa
Department Store Founder James Cash PenneyDepartment Store Founder James Cash Penney Apr 13th - J C Penney opens his 1st store in Kemmerer, Wyo
Apr 15th - Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"
Apr 15th - Rioting and arson continue in Russia with peasants plundering estates to find food.
Apr 15th - Russian minister of interior and head of secret police, Sipyengin, is assassinated by the 'Terror Brigade' of the Socialist Revolutionaries
Apr 18th - Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals
Apr 19th - 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of NY in 2:43:12
Apr 20th - Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride
Apr 25th - Erwin Harvey becomes 1st Cleveland ballplayer (Cleveland Bronchos) to have six hits in one game
Apr 28th - Using the ISO 8601 standard Year Zero definition for the Gregorian calendar preceded by the Julian calendar, the one billionth minute since the start of January 1, Year Zero occurs at 10:40 AM on this date.
Apr 29th - Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines
Apr 30th - Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris
May 3rd - 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75
May 6th - British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die
May 6th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place" (BG)
May 6th - Zulu assault at Holkrantz South-Africa
May 7th - Soufriere volcano on St Vincent kills 2-5,000
May 8th - Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
May 10th - Portugal goes bankrupt, but its parliament passes a bill converting its external debt. Contributing to Portugal's troubles is a recent revolt in its colony of Angola, put down on 6 September
May 12th - Some 140,000 miners of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania go out on a strike called by the United Mine Workers after the owners have refused to recognize the UMW, let alone negotiate or submit to arbitration; Roosevelt later threatens to have the army run the mine
May 15th - Lyman Gilmore is 1st person to fly a powered craft
May 15th - Portugal bankrupt by revolt in Angola
May 16th - 2 deaf-mutes face each other for 1st time as Dummy Hoy leads off for the Reds against Dummy Taylor of the Giants, Reds win 5-3
May 17th - Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
May 19th - Great Britain & Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria
May 20th - Cuba gains independence from Spain
May 20th - US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends
May 20th - The United States withdraw its troops from Cuba as its first president, Tomas Estrada Palma, is installed
May 22nd - 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
May 22nd - US President Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague
May 24th - Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
May 24th - Cleve's Bill Bradley is 1st ALer to hit a HR run in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918
May 27th - 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8
May 29th - Dutch State Mine law forms
May 30th - Spanish King Alfonso XII, who was elected as a constitutional monarch, suspends the Cortes, Spain's parliament
May 31st - Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
May 31st - Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
May 31st - Labor trouble and riots lead Spanish King Alfonso XII to impose martial law
Jun 1st - Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
Jun 2nd - 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon
Jun 5th - Kaiser Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs
Jun 9th - 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Phila)
Jun 10th - Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
Jun 13th - Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
Jun 15th - Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time
Jun 15th - Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Tx minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
Jun 17th - US Congress pass the New Lands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands
Jun 23rd - Gioacchino Rossini's unveils monument to Santa-Croce
Jun 24th - King Edward VII develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
Jun 26th - Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII
Jun 26th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Garidebs" (BG)
Jun 28th - Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
Jun 28th - US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
Jun 28th - Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
Jun 30th - Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive HRs in same inning
Jul 1st - Ranji (230) & Newham (153) add 344 for 7th wkt, Sussex v Essex
Jul 1st - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (BG)
Jul 1st - US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA
Jul 2nd - John J McGraw becomes manager of NY Giants (stays for 30 years)
Jul 2nd - 19th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Muriel Robb beats C Sterry (7-5 6-1)
Jul 2nd - 26th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats A Gore (6-4 6-3 3-6 6-0)
Jul 3rd - Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
Jul 4th - Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US president Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents
Jul 5th - Australia won the one & only Test Cricket played at Sheffield
Jul 8th - John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
Jul 11th - British premier Lord Salisbury resigns
Jul 12th - Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage
Jul 12th - Arthur Balfour succeeds Lord Salisbury, who retired as Prime Minister on 11 July
Jul 14th - The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
Jul 15th - Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey
Jul 16th - John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
Jul 16th - Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
Jul 17th - Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
Jul 17th - Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia
Jul 19th - NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
Jul 24th - Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
Jul 24th - In Turkey, the Sultan Abdul-Hamid, under pressure from within the Ottoman Empire, appoints a commission to consider reforms that might pacify Macedonian revolutionaries
Jul 25th - James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
Jul 26th - Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford
Jul 29th - Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US & Canada forms
Jul 30th - Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
Aug 1st - Building begins on Dutch public housing
Aug 1st - Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die)
Aug 4th - The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
Aug 8th - 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
Aug 9th - Edward VII of England crowned king after death of his mother Victoria
Aug 13th - England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory
Aug 22nd - Pres Teddy Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
Aug 31st - Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)
Sep 1st - Tinker, Evers, & Chance appear together for 1st time
Sep 2nd - "A Trip To The Moon," the 1st science fiction film released
Sep 3rd - Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season)
Sep 3rd - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Illustrious Client"
Sep 7th - 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 10th - Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
Sep 17th - US protests anti-semitism in Romania
Sep 20th - Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0

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