1902 in History – What happened in year 1902


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.

Know what happened in 1902:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 AugustEdward VII and Alexandra of Denmark were crowned King and Queenof the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
06 MarchReal Madrid, the world's richest football (soccer) club, wasfounded as Madrid Football Club.
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.
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.
09 AugustEdward VII and Alexandra of Denmark were crowned King and Queenof the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
17 MayThe Antikythera mechanism, the oldest known surviving gearedmechanism, was discovered among artifacts retrieved from a shipwreck offthe Greek island of Antikythera.
17 MayThe Antikythera mechanism, the oldest known surviving geared mechanism, was discovered among artifacts retrieved from a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1902:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Therese Brandl / Guard / Germany
06 JuneJimmie Lunceford / Saxophonist / United States of America
06 MayHarry Golden / Author / United States of America
06 January Helmut Poppendick / Physician / Germany
07 JuneHerman B Wells / Author / United States of America
09 AprilThéodore Monod / Scholar / France
11 MayKarl Pärsimägi / Painter / Estonia
15 JulyJean Rey / Politician / Belgium
17 OctoberIrene Ryan / Actress / United States of America
17 NovemberEugene Wigner / Mathematician / Hungary
18 OctoberPascual Jordan / Physicist / Germany
19 AprilVeniamin Kaverin / Writer / Russia
21 NovemberFoster Hewitt / Sportscaster / Canada
22 AugustLeni Riefenstahl / Actress / Germany
23 AprilHalldór Laxness / Author / Iceland
25 AprilMary Miles Minter / Actress / United States of America
25 AprilWerner Heyde / Academic / Germany
25 JulyEric Hoffer / Author / United States of America
27 March Émile Benveniste / Linguist / France
31 DecemberRoy Goodall / Footballer / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1902:

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

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