What Happened In History Year 1902

Historical Events for the Year 1902

  • 1st January » The first American college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl Game e.g Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena, California.
  • 28th January » The Carnegie Institution for Science e.g Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
  • 30th January » The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
  • 6th March » Real Madrid C.F. was founded.
  • 7th March » Second Boer War: In the Battle of Tweebosch, a Boer commando led by Koos de la Rey inflicts the biggest defeat upon the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland known as British since the beginning of the war.
  • 2nd April » Dmitry Sipyagin, MVD (Russia) named Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
  • 2nd April » "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 13th April » James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  • 18th April » Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala, is 1902 Guatemala earthquake e.g destroyed by an earthquake.
  • 20th April » Pierre Curie or Pierre and Maria Sklodowska-Curie known as Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
  • 4th May » 8 fishermen lose their lives in Galway Bay, County Galway, Ireland in the Galway Bay drowning tragedy.
  • 6th May » Macario Sakay establishes the Tagalog Republic with himself as President.
  • 8th May » In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre, Martinique e.g Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
  • 17th May » Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
  • 31st May » Second Boer War: The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the war and ensures United Kingdom named British control of South Africa.
  • 24th June » King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
  • 28th June » The United States Congress named U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.
  • 21st July » Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York
  • 4th August » The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
  • 9th August » Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 22nd August » Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 22nd August » Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 1st September » 'A Trip to the Moon', considered one of the first science fiction films, is released in France.
  • 21st October » In the United States, a five-month Strike action called strike by United Mine Workers ends.
  • 21st November » The Philadelphia Athletics (NFL) or Philadelphia Football Athletics defeated the Kanaweola Athletic Club of Elmira, New York e.g Elmira, New York, 39-0, in the first ever professional American football night game.
  • 29th November » The Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics (NFL) Philadelphia Athletics, 11–0, at the Recreation Park (Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh Coliseum, to win the first championship associated with an National Football League (1902) American national profes
  • 14th December » The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific Telegraphy called telegraph cable, from San Francisco to Honolulu.
  • 28th December » The Syracuse Pros Syracuse Athletic Club World Series of Football (1902–1903) defeated the New York (World Series of Football) New York Philadelphians, 5–0, in the indoor American football first indoor professional football game, which was held at Madison

Historical events for the year 1902 by month