January 28 - The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, DC with a $10 million
gift from Andrew Carnegie.
France, Loisy's L'évangile et l'Eglise which inaugurates the Modernist Crisis.
February 11 - Police beat up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels.
March 10 - Circuit Court's decision disallows Thomas Edison from having a monopoly
on motion picture technology.
March 10 - Boer War: South African Boers win their last battle over British forces, with
the capture of a British general and 200 of his men.
March 31 - Disputed first powered heavier-than-air flight; most date it 1903 if at all.
April 2 - "Electric Theatre", the first movie theater in the United States , opens in Los
May 8 - In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroys the town of St. Pierre, and kills
over 30,000 people. Only a small handful of St. Pierre's residents survived the blast.
May 15 - In a field outside Grass Valley, California, Lyman Gilmore reportedly becomes
the first person to fly a powered airplane (a steam-powered glider).
May 17 - Archaeologist Spyridon Stais finds the Antikythera mechanism.
May 20 - Cuba gains independence from the United States.
August 9 - Edward VII is crowned King of the United Kingdom.
September 3 - Popular author Sarah Orne Jewett is thrown out of a carriage, virtually
ending her writing career.
October 21 - In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
November 30 - American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild
Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years hard labor.
The catholic church friendly took over-hand in Nauru and then became Nauru's main
religion.Year in topic
1902 in sports
January 1 - The first Rose Bowl game is played in Pasadena, California.
March 4 - In Chicago, Illinois, the American Automobile Association is established.
December 28 - The first indoor professional American football game is played in New
York City at Madison Square Garden.Births
January 6 - Max Güde
, attorney (d. 1984).
January 9 - Nico Wilhelm (Nico) Flikweert
January 9 - Josemaría Escrivá
, Spanish priest and founder of Opus Dei.
January 11 - Floris van den Houten
January 16 - Eric Liddell
, Scottish runner.
January 20 - Nazim Hikmet
, lyricist and dramatist (d. 1963).
January 22 - Daniel Kinsey
, American hurdler.
January 31 - Alva Myrdal
, politician (d. 1986).
January 31 - Tallulah Bankhead
, actress (d. 1968).
February 1 - Langston Hughes
, writer (d. 1967).
February 3 - Maatje Cornelia Padmos
February 4 - Charles Lindbergh
, American aviator (d. 1974).
February 6 - George Brunies
, jazz musician (d. 1974).
February 8 - Lyle Talbot
, actor (d. 1996).
February 10 - Walter Houser Brattain
, scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956.
February 11 - Arne Jacobsen
, Danish architect/designer.
February 12 - Leendert Kleijn
February 20 - Ansel Adams
, photographer (d. 1984).
February 27 - John Steinbeck
. American writer.
February 27 - Gene Sarazen
March 7 - Heinz Rühmann
, actor (d. 1994).
March 9 - Elisabeth Pelletier de Chambure
, wife of Philippe de Rothschild (d. 1945).
March 9 - Will Geer
, actor (d. 1978).
March 16 - Leon Roppolo
, jazz clarinetist (d. 1943).
March 17 - Bobby Jones
, golfer (d. 1971).
March 21 - Son House
, blues musician.
March 24 - Thomas Dewey
, politician (d. 1971).
March 28 - Dame Flora Robson
, actress (d. 1984).
March 29 - William Walton
March 29 - Marcel Aymé
, narrator and dramatist, humorist and satirist (d. 1967).
March 30 - Brooke Astor
, New York City socialite and philanthropist.
April 4 - Louise Leveque de Vilmorin
, actress (d. 1969).
April 7 - Aphalona (Apolonia) van den Houten
April 13 - Philippe de Rothschild
, vineyard operator (d. 1988).
April 23 - Halldór Laxness
, author (d. 1998).
May 6 - Max Ophüls
, director (d. 1957).
May 10 - Anatole Litvak
, film director (d. 1974).
May 10 - David O. Selznick
, Hollywood film producer (d. 1965).
May 15 - Richard J. Daley
, mayor of Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976).
May 18 - Meredith Willson
, composer (d. 1984).
May 21 - Earl Averill
, Baseball Hall of Famer (d. 1983).
May 21 - Marcel Lajos Breuer
, architect (d. 1981).
May 22 - Al Simmons
, Baseball Hall of Famer (d. 1956).
June 17 - Elizabeth van den Houten
July 4 - George Murphy
, dancer, actor, Senator from California (d. 1992).
July 4 - Meyer Lansky
, mobster (d. 1983).
July 22 - Adriaantje van der Groef
July 25 - Cornelis Albert Maarten van den Houten
July 26 - Gracie Allen
, actress, comedienne.
July 27 - Philippus Geenjaar
July 28 - Cornelia van den Houten
August 8 - Paul Dirac
August 10 - Norma Shearer
, Academy Award winning actress (d. 1983).
August 11 - Alfredo Binda
, Italian cyclist.
August 19 - Ogden Nash
August 22 - Leni Riefenstahl
, German film director (d. 2003).
August 25 - Stefan Wolpe
, composer (d. 1972).
September 7 - Johanna Maria van Brussel
September 8 - Johanna van den Houten
September 22 - John Houseman
, actor and producer (d. 1988).
October 3 - Jannetje (Jans) van Heest
October 5 - Ray Kroc
, founder of McDonald's Corporation.
October 25 - Eddie Lang
, jazz musician (d. 1933).
October 28 - Petronella Johanna Kappers
November 2 - Mafalda Maria Elisabetta of Savoy
, (d. 1944).
November 4 - Pieter van den Houten
November 4 - Willem van den Houten
December 2 - Wilfredo Lam
, Cuban artist (d. 1982).
December 5 - Strom Thurmond
, United States senator (d. 2003).
December 20 - Prince George
, Duke of Kent (d. 1942).
December 24 - Klaasje van den Houten
January 31 - Johanna Dina Barbier
February 12 - Maatje Cornelia Padmos
February 13 - Johanna van Zuijen
March 26 - Cecil Rhodes
May 26 - Almon Strowger
, developed the Strowger switch.
July 4 - Swami Vivekananda
September 5 - Rudolf Virchow
, German doctor, pathologist, biologist, and politician.
September 29 - Emile Zola
, French author.
October 6 - Hermanus van Dorp
October 26 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
, women's rights activist.
? - Jacint Verdaguer
, Catalan poet.
December 22 - Richard von Krafft-Ebing
, sexologist.To my Homepage