April 1902 calendar

April 1902

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1902.
The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1902: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1902?


  • 02 Apr 1902 ''Electric Theatre'', the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
  • 04 Apr 1902 Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund established with $10 million.
  • 05 Apr 1902 Soccer match riot between Scotland and England kills 25.
  • 07 Apr 1902 Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms.
  • 11 Apr 1902 Battle at Rooiwal, South Africa.
  • 13 Apr 1902 James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  • 14 Apr 1902 Marie and Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium.
  • 15 Apr 1902 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On the Church in the US".
  • 18 Apr 1902 Denmark is first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.
  • 19 Apr 1902 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of New York in 2:43:12.
  • 20 Apr 1902 Marie and Pierre Curie isolate radioactive element radium.
  • 25 Apr 1902 Erwin Harvey becomes first Cleveland ballplayer (Cleveland Bronchos) to have six hits in one game.
  • 26 Apr 1902 Hibernian FC won the Scottish Cup 1–0 against Glasgow Celtic FC, the last time in their history they have won the competition.
  • 05 Apr 1902 A stand box collapses at Ibrox Park (now Ibrox Stadium) in Glasgow, Scotland, which led to the deaths of 25 and injuries to more than 500 supporters during an international association football match between Scotland and England.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1902?
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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - Semper Fidelis
  2. - On a Sunday Afternoon
  3. - Home, Sweet Home


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?