1902 in History – What happened in year 1902

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1902 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1902.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1902 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 marchReal Madrid, the world's richest football (soccer) club, wasfounded as Madrid Football Club.
17 mayThe Antikythera mechanism, the oldest known surviving gearedmechanism, was discovered among artifacts retrieved from a shipwreck offthe Greek island of Antikythera.
09 augustEdward VII and Alexandra of Denmark were crowned King and Queenof the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
01 septemberThe first science fiction film, titled A Trip to the Moon andbased on From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne, was released inFrance.
20 novemberWhile discussing how to promote the newspaper L'Auto, sportsjournalist Géo Lefèvre came up with the idea of holding a cycling racethat later became known as the Tour de France.
12 MayIn Pennsylvania, one lakh 40 thousand workers of anthracite coal strike.
20 MayCuba gained independence from the United States.
20 MayTomas Estrada Palma became the first President of the country.
05 OctoberRay Crock was born to turn McDonald's into the world's most successful food operation.
10 DecemberWomen were granted the right to vote in Tasmania.
18 DecemberItaly's famous inventor Marconi created the first radio station.
23 DecemberChaudhary Charan Singh, the 5th Prime Minister of India, was born in Noorpur Uttar Pradesh.
06 MarchMadrid club was established in Spain.
28 JanuaryWashington dc Carnegie Institution was established in.
27 FebruaryAmerican writer John Steinbeck was born.
06 MarchReal Madrid CF Established as a football club.
02 AprilThe first electric movie theater opened in Los Angeles, USA.
05 MayThe Commonwealth Public Service Act became Australia's public service.
02 JuneThe anthracite coal strike began in the US.
21 JulyLuminance Football Club was established in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
01 AugustA pit explosion in Wollongong, Australia, killed 100 people.
09 AugustEdward VII was crowned King of the United Kingdom.
21 OctoberA five-month strike by United Money Workers in the US ended.
15 NovemberThe Hanoi Exhibition was established in Hanoi City, Vietnam.
10 DecemberThe first Aswan Dam was built on the Nile River in Africa.


Famous birthdays in the year 1902:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberEugen Jochum / Conductor / Germany
01 February Therese Brandl / Guard / Germany
02 OctoberJohn G. Crommelin / Politician / United States of America
04 AprilStanley G. Weinbaum / Poet / United States of America
04 January John McCone / Politician / United States of America
07 AprilEduard Eelma / Footballer / Estonia
08 January Georgy Malenkov / Politician / Russia
08 AugustPaul Dirac / Academic / United States of America
10 February Walter Houser Brattain / Academic / United States of America
13 AprilPhilippe de Rothschild / Driver / France
16 JulyMary Philbin / Actress / United States of America
16 January Eric Liddell / Runner / Scotland
18 OctoberMiriam Hopkins / Actress / United States of America
22 AugustLeni Riefenstahl / Actress / Germany
24 AugustFernand Braudel / Academic / France
25 JulyEric Hoffer / Author / United States of America
26 NovemberMaurice McDonald / Business Man / United States of America
26 JuneHugues Cuénod / Educator / Switzerland
27 February John Steinbeck / Author / United States of America
28 AprilJohan Borgen / Author / Norway

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1902:

YearName / Profession / Country
10 DecemberS. Nijalingappa / Politician / India
15 JulyKoka Subba Rao / Lawyer / India
11 OctoberJai Prakash Narayan / Freedom Fighter / India
19 JulySamudrala Raghavacharya / Writer / India
23 DecemberCharan Singh / Politician / India
23 DecemberCharan Singh / Politician / India
11 OctoberJayaprakash Narayan / Politician / India
04 MayK. Chengalaraya Reddy / Politician / India
14 JulyChandrabhanu Gupta / Politician / India
10 OctoberK. Shivaram Karanth / Author / India
10 DecemberSiddavanahalli Nijalingappa / Politician / India
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