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  • South Africa
    Friday Mar 7, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Boers attacked the rear guard of Methuen's moving column at Tweebosch

    South Africa
    Friday Mar 7, 1902

    On the morning of 7 March 1902, the Boers attacked the rear guard of Methuen's moving column at Tweebosch. Confusion reigned in British ranks and Methuen was wounded and captured by the Boers.




  • Rooiwal, South Africa
    Friday Apr 11, 1902

    Second Boer War

    The opportunity the British were waiting for arose

    Rooiwal, South Africa
    Friday Apr 11, 1902

    The opportunity the British were waiting for arose on 11 April 1902 at Rooiwal, where a commando led by General Jan Kemp and Commandant Potgieter attacked a superior force under Kekewich. The British soldiers were well positioned on the hillside and inflicted severe casualties on the Boers charging on horseback over a large distance, beating them back. This was the end of the war in the Western Transvaal and also the last major battle of the war.




  • South Africa
    Tuesday May 6, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Zulu faction had their cattle stolen and their people mistreated by the Boers as a punishment for helping the British

    South Africa
    Tuesday May 6, 1902

    On 6 May 1902 at Holkrantz in the southeastern Transvaal, a Zulu faction had their cattle stolen and their people mistreated by the Boers as a punishment for helping the British. The local Boer officer then sent an insulting message to the tribe, challenging them to take back their cattle. The Zulus attacked at night, and in a mutual bloodbath, the Boers lost 56 killed and 3 wounded, while the Africans suffered 52 killed and 48 wounded.




  • Martinique
    Wednesday May 7, 1902

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Mount Pelée

    Martinique
    Wednesday May 7, 1902

    Mount Pelée (Montagne Pelée, meaning "bald mountain" or "peeled mountain") is a volcano at the northern end of Martinique, an island and French overseas department in the Lesser Antilles island arc of the Caribbean. Its volcanic cone is composed of stratified layers of hardened ash and solidified lava. The stratovolcano's eruption in 1902 destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing 28,000 people in the space of a few minutes, in the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century.




  • Pretoria, South Africa
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Treaty of Vereeniging

    Pretoria, South Africa
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    31 May 1902, with 54 of the 60 delegates from the Transvaal and Orange Free State voting to accept the terms of the peace treaty.




  • Pretoria, South African Republic
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Treaty of Vereeniging

    Pretoria, South African Republic
    Saturday May 31, 1902

    The last of the Boers surrendered in May 1902 and the war ended with the Treaty of Vereeniging signed on 31 May 1902.




  • Buffalo, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 17, 1902

    Willis Carrier

    First modern air conditioning system

    Buffalo, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jul 17, 1902

    In Buffalo, New York, on July 17, 1902, in response to an air quality problem experienced at the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing & Publishing Company of Brooklyn, Willis Carrier submitted drawings for what became recognized as the world's first modern air conditioning system.


  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 22, 1902

    Ford

    Cadillac Motor Company

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 22, 1902

    Henry Ford Company became the Cadillac Motor Company on August 22, 1902, after Ford left with the rights to his name.


  • Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Friday Sep 19, 1902

    The Wright brothers

    Tries

    Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Friday Sep 19, 1902

    From September 19 to October 24 they made between 700 and 1,000 glides, the longest lasting 26 seconds and covering 622.5 feet (189.7 m). Hundreds of well-controlled glides after they made the rudder steerable convinced them they were ready to build a powered flying machine.


  • Khomeyn, Markazi Province, Iran
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1902

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Birth

    Khomeyn, Markazi Province, Iran
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1902

    Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, whose first name means "spirit of Allah", was born on 24 September 1902 in Khomeyn, Markazi Province.


  • Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 8, 1902

    The Wright brothers

    A Major Milestone

    Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 8, 1902

    With their new method the Wrights achieved true control in turns for the first time on October 8, 1902, a major milestone.


  • Guatemala
    Friday Oct 24, 1902

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Santa Maria

    Guatemala
    Friday Oct 24, 1902

    The first eruption of Santa María in recorded history occurred in October 1902. The eruption began on 24 October, and the largest explosions occurred over the following two days, ejecting an estimated 8 cubic kilometres (1.9 cu mi) of magma. Estimates are that 6,000 people died as a result of the eruption.


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