April 1902 calendar
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
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.
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