Historical Events for Year 1902

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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 8th - 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
Jan 10th - Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
Jan 13th - Textile workers strike in Enschede Neth till June 1
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
Feb 1st - China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
Feb 1st - Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben," premieres in Berlin
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 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 25th - Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
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 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 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 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 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 22nd - 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
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 31st - Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
May 31st - Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
Jun 1st - Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
Jun 2nd - 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon
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 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 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 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 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 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 19th - NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
Jul 24th - Trumper a century before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
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 after death of his mother Victoria
Aug 9th - Edward VII is crowned king of the United Kingdom.
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 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
Sep 24th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Red Circle" (BG)
Sep 29th - Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater
Oct 10th - S Afr's president Paul Kruger visits Utrecht
Oct 11th - 8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City NY
Oct 11th - Commencement of 1st Test Cricket between South Africa & Australia
Oct 11th - Lawrence Auchterlonie wins US Open golf tournament
Oct 21st - In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
Oct 25th - Maksin Gorki's "Na dne," premieres in Moscow
Oct 25th - Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die
Nov 15th - Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
Nov 18th - Bkln toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt
Nov 20th - Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race
Nov 21st - 1st night football game, Phila Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
Nov 21st - Baseball's Phila Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
Nov 25th - Franz Lehars opera "Wiener Fraueen" premieres in Vienna
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann Nov 29th - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der arme Heinrich" premieres in Vienna
Nov 30th - American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.
Dec 2nd - Soccer team Go Ahead forms in Deventer
Dec 8th - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on Supreme Court
Dec 9th - AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
Dec 10th - Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.
Dec 17th - Frank Wedekind's "Der Erdgeist" premieres in Berlin
Dec 25th - Clyde Fitch' "Girl with Green Eyes" premieres in NYC
Dec 26th - Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42)
Dec 28th - 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Phila 6-0 (Madison Square Garden, NYC)
Dec 28th - Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
Dec 31st - Boers & British army sign peace treaty

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