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 SeptemberKazimierz Dąbrowski / Psychologist / Poland
02 January Dan Keating / Army Officer / Ireland
06 February George Brunies / Trombonist / United States of America
08 January Carl Rogers / Academic / United States of America
11 February Arne Jacobsen / Architect / Denmark
13 March Hans Bellmer / Painter / Germany
13 February Harold Lasswell / Scientist / United States of America
14 AprilSylvio Mantha / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
14 OctoberLearco Guerra / Cyclist / Italy
15 DecemberRobert F. Bradford / Politician / United States of America
16 AugustGeorgette Heyer / Author / United Kingdom
16 JulyAlexander Luria / Physician / Russia
16 January Eric Liddell / Runner / Scotland
18 JunePaavo Yrjölä / Decathlete / Finland
18 AprilWaldemar Hammenhög / Author / Sweden
19 JuneGuy Lombardo / Violinist / Canada
22 NovemberEthel Smith / Organist / United States of America
25 DecemberWilliam Bell / Educator / United States of America
26 JuneHugues Cuénod / Educator / Switzerland
28 JulyAlbert Namatjira / Painter / Australia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1902:

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

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