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1902 was the 31st year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.





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In 1902, the first college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, was held in Pasadena, California. The British won the Second Boer War, annexing the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. Electric Theatre, the first movie theater in the United States, opened in Los Angeles. Cuba gained independence from the United States. The Santa María volcano in Guatemala erupted. Lord Salisbury retired as British prime minister. Edward VII was crowned King of the United Kingdom.

Novels published in 1902 included The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon, Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall by Charles Major, The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, and The Virginian by Owen Wister.

Popular music published in 1902 included "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?" by Hughie Cannon, "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin, "The Glow Worm" by Paul Lincke & Heinz Bolten-Backers, "In The Good Old Summer Time" by George Evans & Ren Shields, and "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar.

Notable births in 1902 included aviator Charles Lindbergh, photographer Ansel Adams, gangster Albert Anastasia, writer John Steinbeck, blues musician Son House, composer William Walton, film producer David O. Selznick, composer Meredith Willson, baseball player Earl Averill, baseball player Al Simmons, geneticist Barbara McClintock, composer Richard Rodgers, film director William Wyler, entertainer and politician George Murphy, gangster Meyer Lansky, philosopher Karl Popper, physicist Paul Dirac, actress Norma Shearer, poet Ogden Nash, mobster Carlo Gambino, stooge Larry Fine, McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, boxer Jack Sharkey, politician Strom Thurmond, and philosopher Mortimer J. Adler.

Notable deaths included author Samuel Butler, Swami Vivekananda, clothing designer Levi Strauss, activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, army physician Walter Reed, journalist and businessman Charles Dow, and cartoonist Thomas Nast.

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