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.

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  • Élie Ducommun
  • Charles Albert Gobat


  • Theodor Mommsen


  • Hendrik Lorentz
  • Pieter Zeeman


  • Hermann Emil Fischer

Physiology or Medicine

  • Ronald Ross
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A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon

Release year: 1902

Directed by: Georges Méliès

Starring: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet



Release year: 1902

Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show

Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show

Release year: 1902

Directed by: Edwin S. Porter

Starring: Charles Manley

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Release year: 1902

Street Scene

Street Scene

Release year: 1902

Directed by: King Vidor

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  • 01 Jan 1902 The first American college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena.
  • 03 Jan 1902 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, versus England at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 04 Jan 1902 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick versus England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • 08 Jan 1902 A train collision in the New York Central Railroad's Park Avenue Tunnel kills 17, injures 38, and leads to increased demand for electric trains and led to the banning of Steam locomotives in the state.
  • 13 Jan 1902 Textile workers strike in Enschede Netherlands till June 1.
  • 23 Jan 1902 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in two for the Stanley Cup.
  • 24 Jan 1902 Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA.
  • 28 Jan 1902 The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
  • 30 Jan 1902 The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
  • 01 Feb 1902 Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin.
  • 11 Feb 1902 Police beats up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels.
  • 15 Feb 1902 Underground railway (U-Bahn).
  • 18 Feb 1902 Opera Hunchback of Notre Dame, premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 20 Feb 1902 Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks and damages Sutro Baths, San Francisco.
  • 21 Feb 1902 Dr Harvey Cushing, first US brain surgeon, does his first brain operation.
  • 24 Feb 1902 Battle at Yzer Spruit Boer General De la Rey beats British.
  • 27 Feb 1902 Second Boer War: Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant is executed in Pretoria.
  • 28 Feb 1902 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo.
  • 04 Mar 1902 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago.
  • 06 Mar 1902 Real Madrid: Real Madrid was founded.
  • 07 Mar 1902 Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal.
  • 09 Mar 1902 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna.
  • 10 Mar 1902 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri.
  • 17 Mar 1902 Stanley Cup: MontrTal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, two games to 1.
  • 18 Mar 1902 Enrico Caruso becomes first well-known performer to make a record.
  • 25 Mar 1902 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine.
  • 28 Mar 1902 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville Tennessee (state record).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 01 Jun 1902 Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
  • 02 Jun 1902 The Anthracite Coal Strike begins in the United States.
  • 10 Jun 1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H.F. Callahan.
  • 13 Jun 1902 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • 15 Jun 1902 The New York Central railroad inaugurates the ''20th Century Limited'' passenger train between Chicago and New York City, New York.
  • 16 Jun 1902 Australia: Female British subjects (with the exception of Asians, Aborigines and Africans) win the vote with the Uniform Franchise Act.
  • 17 Jun 1902 Norwich City Football Club is formed.
  • 24 Jun 1902 King Edward VII of the United Kingdom develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
  • 26 Jun 1902 Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII
  • 28 Jun 1902 US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
  • 30 Jun 1902 Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive HRs in same inning
  • 01 Jul 1902 Ranji (230) and Newham (153) add 344 for 7th wkt, Sussex vs. Essex
  • 02 Jul 1902 John J McGraw becomes manager of New York Giants (stays for 30 years).
  • 03 Jul 1902 Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
  • 08 Jul 1902 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore and Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
  • 10 Jul 1902 The Rolling Mill Mine disaster in Johnstown, PA kills 112 miners.
  • 11 Jul 1902 British Premier Lord Salisbury resigns
  • 12 Jul 1902 Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage
  • 14 Jul 1902 The Campanile in St. Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
  • 15 Jul 1902 Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex vs. Surrey
  • 16 Jul 1902 John McGraw named manager of New York Giants
  • 17 Jul 1902 Orioles forfeit to St. Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the American League
  • 19 Jul 1902 New York Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
  • 21 Jul 1902 Fluminense Football Club is founded in Rio de Janeiro.
  • 25 Jul 1902 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 26 Jul 1902 Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford
  • 29 Jul 1902 Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US and Canada forms
  • 30 Jul 1902 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
  • 01 Aug 1902 Building begins on Dutch public housing
  • 04 Aug 1902 The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
  • 08 Aug 1902 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York
  • 09 Aug 1902 Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 13 Aug 1902 England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory
  • 22 Aug 1902 Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 24 Aug 1902 A statue of Joan of Arc is unveiled in Saint-Pierre-le-Moutier.
  • 30 Aug 1902 In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts again, destroying the town of Morne-Rouge causing 1000 deaths.
  • 31 Aug 1902 Split skirt first worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider).
  • 01 Sep 1902 Tinker, Evers, and Chance appear together for 1st time
  • 03 Sep 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent
  • 10 Sep 1902 Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
  • 17 Sep 1902 US protests anti-semitism in Romania
  • 20 Sep 1902 Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0.
  • 24 Sep 1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure of Red Circle (BG)
  • 29 Sep 1902 Impresario David Belasco opened his first Broadway theater.
  • 11 Oct 1902 8th US Golf Open: Laurie Auchterlonie shoots a 307 at Garden City, New York
  • 13 Oct 1902 Arna W Bontemps noted Poet and librarian of Fisk University
  • 16 Oct 1902 The first Borstal (youth offenders' institution) opens in Borstal, Kent, U.K.
  • 21 Oct 1902 In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
  • 25 Oct 1902 Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die
  • 15 Nov 1902 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
  • 18 Nov 1902 Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt
  • 20 Nov 1902 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race
  • 30 Nov 1902 American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.
  • 02 Dec 1902 Soccer team Go Ahead forms in Deventer.
  • 08 Dec 1902 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr became Associate Justice on Supreme Court.
  • 10 Dec 1902 Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.
  • 14 Dec 1902 The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 26 Dec 1902 Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) and Christy Williams (42).
  • 28 Dec 1902 Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US.
  • 30 Dec 1902 Discovery Expedition: Scott, Shackleton and Wilson reach the furthest southern point reached thus far by man, south of 82°S.
  • 31 Dec 1902 Boers and British army sign peace treaty.