The first movie theater in the USA opened in Los Angeles just eleven days before Leon Serpollet set a new speed record in a car of 119 km/h in Nice, France on April 13. Jack and the Beanstalk film directed by Edwin S. Porter hit the theaters in this year.
A group of football fans came together on March 6, to form the Madrid Foot Ball Club. With time, the club changed its name to Real Madrid. It is predominantly one of the most successful football clubs in the world with a trophy for being the best club of the 20th century in the year 2000. Real Madrid in its trophy cabinet has 11 European Cups, 2 UEFA Cups, 3 Intercontinental Cups, 3 European Super Cups, , 32 Ligas, 19 Copas Del Rey, 9 Spanish Super Cups, 1 League Cup, 2 small world cups, 2 Latin Cups, 18 Regional Championships, 5 Mancomunados, 1 FIFA Club world cup. To date, Real Madrid is one of the few teams operated and owned by the members.
After many experiments, the Curies, Marie and Pierre Curie, achieved success with isolating, radioactive radium salts from pitchblende in their Paris Laboratory. The Curies had discovered radium and polonium elements while researching on pitchblende. The Curies shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with fellow compatriot, A. Henri Becquerel.
On May 28, the Macmillan Press published Owen Wister’s novel, The Virginian. The novel describes the life of Cowboys of Wyoming, USA, and it is the first true western ever written. Owen Wister inspired other authors including Zane Grey, Louis L’Amour and several more.
Pablo Picasso completed in 1902, The Femme aux Bras Croises, one of the famous blue period paintings. The Wright brothers flew the No. 3 Glider with assisted take off. In Paris, Herlad de Bradsky and Paul Morin fell to their death after an airship of their design came apart.
Discover how USA looked like in 1902
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Which were the most popular movies released this year ?
Directed by: Edwin S. Porter
Starring: Charles Manley
Directed by: Georges Méliès
Starring: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet
Which were the top hits of 1902 ?
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1902 in the USA ?
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