1902 Events in History
Alton, Illinois: Construction begins on the Job - Drummond Mansion. Later, after purchase by Senator Edmond Beall, known as The BEALL MANSION.
U.S. buys concession from French for $40 million to build Panama canal.
Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA.
The Egyptian Aswan Dam is completed becoming the chief means of storing irrigation water for the Nile valley.
Cuba gains independence from Spain.
The Bureau of the Census is established.
The Texas Oil Company, Texaco, is formed.
Toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt.
Enrico Caruso makes his first gramophone recording.
First moving picture theater opens in Los Angeles.
AAA, American Automobile Association, is founded in Chicago.
JC Penney opens his first store.
Mt. Pelee erupts killing 30,000.
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