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Major Events of 1902

1902 (Roman Numerals: MCMII) was the 2nd year of the 20th century. 1902 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1902.
News Events of 1902

Treaty of Vereeniging ends William Boer war.

Flatiron Building (also known as Fuller Building) opens in New York City.

Flatiron Building

Willis Carrier designs first air conditioning system.

Anglo-Japanese Naval Alliance.

Cuba becomes independent from USA, after being occupied from 1898.

Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames in London, England, opens.

New Zealand is the first country to introduce state registration of nurses.

King Edward VII crowned King of Britain.

First Youth Offenders Institution opens at Borstal, UK.

Cadillac Motor Company formed.

The "Electric Theatre", the first dedicated movie theater in the United States opens in Los Angeles.

James Cash Penney opens the first J. C. Penney store.

Sports in 1902

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