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  • 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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