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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 1902: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1902?


Events

  • 02 May 1902 A Trip To The Moon, the 1st science fiction film released
  • 03 May 1902 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75.
  • 05 May 1902 The Commonwealth Public Service Act creates Australia's Public Service.
  • 06 May 1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place (BG)
  • 07 May 1902 Soufriere volcano on Saint Vincent kills 2-5,000.
  • 08 May 1902 In Martinique, Mount Pelee erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
  • 13 May 1902 Alfonso XIII of Spain begins his reign.
  • 15 May 1902 Lyman Gilmore is first person to fly a powered craft.
  • 17 May 1902 Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
  • 19 May 1902 Great Britain and Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria.
  • 20 May 1902 US military occupation of Cuba (since January 1, 1899) ends.
  • 22 May 1902 36th Belmont Stakes: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6.
  • 24 May 1902 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain.
  • 27 May 1902 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8.
  • 29 May 1902 Dutch State Mine law forms.
  • 31 May 1902 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Vereeniging signed, Britain annexes Transvaal.

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Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. - Pretty Molly Shannon
  2. - Way Down in Old Indiana
  3. - Pretty Molly Shannon