Events in year of 1901

  • 01-01Australia declares independence from federation of the UK colonies
  • 01-08New South Wales score 918 all out vs. South Australia in 560 minutes
  • 01-09New South Wales (918) defeat South Australia (157 and 156) by innings and 605
  • 01-10Oil discovered in Texas
  • 01-18Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
  • 01-22After 63 years England stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series and begins King Edward VII series
  • 01-24Emily Hobhouse view lord Kitcheners concentration camp at Bloemfontein
  • 01-31Boer general John Smuts and De la Rey Conqueror Mud river Transvaal
  • 02-02Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
  • 02-05Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
  • 02-05Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
  • 02-07Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • 02-18H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner
  • 02-201st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
  • 02-25US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
  • 02-27NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
  • 03-03Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce
  • 03-041st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-Natl Intelligencer)
  • 03-04President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as President
  • 03-04Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends
  • 03-11Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore Manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • 03-15Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race March 16th
  • 03-17Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in the Netherlands
  • 03-23Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
  • 03-2555 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa
  • 04-07SDAP demands general voting right / abolishing First Chamber
  • 04-151st British motorized burial
  • 04-195th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
  • 04-19James J Caffrey wins Boston marathon (2:29:23.6)
  • 04-241st AL game, Chicago beats Cleveland Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out

People born in year of 1901

  • 01-01Christine WI Wittewaall van Stoetwegen: Dutch MP (CDD)
  • 01-02Robert Marshall: Founder (Wilderness Society)
  • 01-02Torsten Ralf: Swedish tenor (Daphne)
  • 01-03Eric Voegelin: Germany -- US philosopher (Order & History)
  • 01-03Ngo Dinh Diem: President / Dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)
  • 01-05Mario Scelba: Premier Italy (1954-55)
  • 01-06Patrick Aherne: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
  • 01-09Chic Young: Cartoonist (Blondie)
  • 01-11Andries D Copier: Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
  • 01-14Bebe Daniels: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)
  • 01-14Carlos P Romulo: Philippine General / diplomat / jurist
  • 01-16Fulgencio Batista: President / Dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)
  • 01-17Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky: Composer
  • 01-18Arie Querido: Dutch social psychiatrist
  • 01-22Hans-Erich Apostel: Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
  • 01-23Benno Stokvis: Dutch attorney / politician
  • 01-25Eric Brown: Architect
  • 01-26Ervin Major: Composer
  • 01-27Art Rooney: NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-27Willy Fritsch: German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)
  • 01-29Allen B DuMont: Inventor (perfected coml practical cathode ray tube)
  • 01-30H E Nossak: Writer
  • 01-31Blaz Arnic: Composer
  • 01-31Marie Luise Kaschnitz: Writer
  • 02-02Connie Gilchrist: Brooklyn, New York -- Actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)
  • 02-02Jascha Heifetz: Vilna, Lithuania -- US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
  • 02-06Ben Lyon: Atlanta, Georgia -- Actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse)
  • 02-07Bob den Doolaard [Cornelis Spoelstra]: Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • 02-09Brian Donlevy: Ireland -- Actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)
  • 02-15Christmas Humphreys: England, United Kingdom -- Lawyer / writer / Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)

People died in year of 1901

  • 01-01Ignatius Donnelly: US attorney / lt-governor (Minnesota), dies at 69
  • 01-11Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov: Composer, dies at 34
  • 01-13Carlo Angeloni: Composer, dies at 66
  • 01-14Charles Hermite: French Mathematician (e is transcendent), dies at 78
  • 01-14Mandell Creighton: English Bishop / historian, dies at 57
  • 01-14Victor Balaguer: Catalaans Historian / politician / author, dies at 76
  • 01-16Hiram Revels: Dies at 73
  • 01-17Jacob G Agarah: Swedish algologist, dies at 87
  • 01-24Simon Hassler: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-07Benjamin Edward Woolf: Composer, dies at 64
  • 02-11Milan I: King of Serbia, dies at 56
  • 02-14Edward John Hopkins: Composer, dies at 82
  • 02-17Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin: Composer, dies at 38
  • 02-25Jose Rogel: Composer, dies at 71
  • 02-26Chi-hsui: During Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • 02-26Hsu Cheng-yu: During Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • 03-08Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg: German politician, dies at 64
  • 03-08Peter Benoit: Flemish Composer / conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
  • 03-10Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell: Composer, dies at 38
  • 03-13Benjamin Harrison: 23rd President (1889-1893), dies in Indianapolis at 67
  • 03-17Franz Melde: German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
  • 03-31John Stainer: Composer, dies at 60
  • 04-01Francois M Raoult: French physicist / chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • 04-11Ivar Christian Hallstrom: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-22William Stubbs: Historian / Bishop
  • 04-27Richard Redhead: Composer, dies at 81
  • 05-19Marthinus Wessels Pretorius: 1st President Rep South-Africa, dies at 81
  • 06-02James A Herne [J Aherne]: US playwright (Margaret Fleming)
  • 06-09Walter Besant: Novelist / philanthropist
  • 06-16Hermann Grimm: German writer / Poet / historian

Events in year of 1902

  • 01-011st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (University of Michigan - 49, Sanford - 0)
  • 01-01Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
  • 01-03Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, vs. England at MCG
  • 01-04Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick vs. England at the MCG
  • 01-081st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
  • 01-13Textile workers strike in Enschede Netherlands till June 1
  • 01-23Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 01-24Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA
  • 01-275 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
  • 01-28Carnegie Institute founded in Washington DC
  • 02-01Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben, " premieres in Berlin
  • 02-11Police beats up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
  • 02-15Underground railway (U-Bahn)
  • 02-18Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame, " premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 02-20Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks and damages Sutro Baths, San Francisco
  • 02-21Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation
  • 02-24Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
  • 02-28Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 03-04American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
  • 03-07Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
  • 03-09Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna
  • 03-10Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
  • 03-17Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
  • 03-18Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
  • 03-25Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
  • 03-2827.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
  • 04-021st motion picture theater opens (LA)
  • 04-04Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million
  • 04-05Soccer match riot between Scotland and England kills 25
  • 04-07Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms

People born in year of 1902

  • 01-01Dimiter Nenov: Composer
  • 01-05Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons: English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 01-05Pierre Palla: Dutch pianist / Organist
  • 01-06Mark Brunswick: Composer
  • 01-06Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte: Composer
  • 01-08Alexander Gray: Wrightsville, Pennsylvania -- Actor (This is Music)
  • 01-08Carl R[ansom] Rogers: United States -- Psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • 01-08Gret Palucca: German dancer / choreography (Silent Song)
  • 01-09Rudolph Bing: Opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • 01-11Maurice Durufle: French Organist / composer
  • 01-12Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud: Kuwait -- King (Saudi Arabia)
  • 01-12Ray Teal: Grand Rapids, Michigan -- Actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza)
  • 01-12Simon H Spoor: Dutch General / intelligence officer for General MacArthur
  • 01-14Alfred Tarski: Warsaw, Poland -- Mathematician / logician
  • 01-14F C Terborgh [Reijnier Flaes]: Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • 01-15Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud: King of Saudi Arabia
  • 01-16Eric Liddell: China -- English 400m runner (1924 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-16Evelyn Levine: Composer
  • 01-17Geoffrey W Lloyd: British Minister of Brandstoffen / Energy (1951-55)
  • 01-19Heinrich Schmist-Barrien: German author (Moorkeerl)
  • 01-23Benny Waters: Saxophonist
  • 01-24Oskar Morgenstern: German / US economist
  • 01-25Gerard P M Knuvelder: Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
  • 01-26Laurence "Bill" Craigie: Jet pioneer
  • 01-26Menno ter Braak: Dutch writer / essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • 01-26Romney Brent: Saltillo, Mexico -- Actor / writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
  • 01-30Elise Cavanna: Actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop)
  • 01-30Nikolaus Pevsner: England, United Kingdom -- Art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • 01-31Alva Myrdal: Uppsala, Sweden -- Diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • 01-31Jean C M Picart le Doux: France -- Carpet designer

People died in year of 1902

  • 01-09Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns: Belgian lawyer / Interior minister, dies at 66
  • 01-14Cato M Guldberg: Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65
  • 01-17Gideon Scheepers: South African Boer leader, executed
  • 01-18Filippo Marchetti: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-01Salomon Jaoassohn: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-02Emanuil Mandlov: Composer, dies at 42
  • 02-03Isaac Fransen van der Putten: Dutch Prime Minister (1866)
  • 02-10J N Krieger: German Selenographer
  • 02-15Wilhelmina JR Albregt-Engelman: Dutch actress, dies at 68
  • 02-23Samuel R Gardiner: British Historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72
  • 02-25Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf: Composer, dies at 77
  • 03-03Isaac D France van de Putte: Dutch Premier (1866), dies at 79
  • 03-12John Peter Altgeld: German / US Governor of Illinois, dies at 54
  • 03-17George William Warren: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-26Cecil Rhodes: Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48
  • 04-08Sipyagain: Russian Minister of Interior / headed Secret Service, assassinated
  • 04-11Potgieter: South African Boer General, dies in battle
  • 04-27Julius Sterling Morton: Who started Arbor Day, dies at 72
  • 05-01John Glover: English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85
  • 05-03David R Capriles: Curacaos Director of Psychiatric, dies at 64
  • 05-05Bret Harte: Writer, dies at 65
  • 05-27Jan van Droogenbroeck: Flemish poet
  • 06-10Auguste Schmidt: German teacher / feminist, dies at 68
  • 06-19John E E Dalberg baron van Acton: English historian, dies at 69
  • 07-06Leopoldo Miguez: Composer, dies at 51
  • 07-10Albert FA: King of Saxon (1873-1902), dies at 74
  • 07-12Pieter Caland: Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
  • 07-14Mark M Antokolski: Russian / French sculptor, dies at 58
  • 08-01Ludwig Beckmann: Painter
  • 08-03August Friedrich Martin Klughardt: Composer, dies at 54