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Free Wheels on December 17, 2011

Bridge Mills Built in 1902 by Francis Perks to the designs of a local builder, John Sheldon. Bridge Mills was the last multi storey, steam powered tenement lace factory to be built in Long Eaton and was in fact constructed after the town already had its first electrically powered lace factory building.

Other things that happened in 1902:

January 1 Nathan Stubblefield makes the first public demonstration of radio in Pennsylvania, USA.

January 10 Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam).

January 11 Popular Mechanics magazine is first published.

January 13 Textile workers strike in Enschede Netherlands till June 1.

January 17 Gideon Scheepers South African Boer leader, executed.

January 24 Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA.

January 25 Aleksandr Skriabin's second Symphony in C premieres in Saint Petersburg.

January 27 Five workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (New York City New York).

January 28 Carnegie Institute founded in Washington DC.

February 1 China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet. Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin.

February 6 Young Women's Hebrew Association organized in New York City, New York.

February 11 Police beats up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels.

February 15 Underground railway (U-Bahn).

February 18 The opera "Le Jongleur (Hunchback) de Notre Dame" is produced (Monte Carlo).

February 20 Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks and damages Sutro Baths, San Francisco.

February 21 Dr Harvey Cushing, first US brain surgeon, does his first brain operation.

February 24 Battle at Yzer Spruit Boer General De la Rey beats British.

February 28 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo.

March 4 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago.

March 6 Census Bureau forms.

March 7 Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal.

March 8 First performance of Jean Sibelius' second Symphony.

March 9 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna.

March 10 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri.

March 18 Enrico Caruso becomes first well-known performer to make a record. Schönberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna.

March 25 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine.

April 2 First motion picture theater opens (Los Angeles CA).

April 4 Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund established with $10 million.

April 5 Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte", premieres in Paris France.

April 7 Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms.

April 8 Sipyagain Russian minister of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated.

April 11 Battle at Rooiwal, South Africa.

April 13 JC Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer Wyoming.

April 15 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On the Church in the US".

April 18 Denmark is first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.

April 20 Marie and Pierre Curie isolate radioactive element radium.

May 2 The first science fiction film, A Trip To The Moon, is released.

May 6 British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die. Zulu assault at Holkrantz, South Africa.

May 7 Soufriere volcano on Saint Vincent kills 2-5,000.

May 8 Mount Pelée erupts, wipes out Saint Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000.

May 15 Lyman Gilmore is first person to fly a powered craft. Portugal bankrupt by revolt in Angola.

May 19 Great Britain and Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria.

May 20 US military occupation of Cuba (since January 1, 1899) ends.

May 24 Empire Day first celebrated in Britain.

May 31 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Vereeniging signed, Britain annexes Transvaal.

June 26 England establishes Order of Merit.

July 1 US Congress establishes a Mint at Manilla for the Philippines. A fireball is observed over Saint Petersburg, Russia, crashing on to the shore of Ladoga Lake in region of Marialachti Bay. Pallasite-type fragments are distributed over 50m radius, largest found is 22.7kg.

August 9 Edward VII of England is crowned King.

November 15 A meteorite falls to earth, landing in Sharpsburg, Kentucky, USA. The main piece weighs 181 pounds.

December 14 The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.

December 31 Boers and British army sign peace treaty.

Bobsky. on December 17, 2011

Hi Mark Super stack, whats the top like? (Like 1) regards Bob

nino evola on December 17, 2011

Very beautiful photo and Wonderful shot


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012, dear friend


Puna on December 18, 2011


Sylvain Pichette on December 19, 2011

Beautiful capture of this high chimney, 3_Wheels


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012, MonPiche

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 23, 2011

A fantastic picture Mark! Thank you for taking the time to list some 1902 happenings. Makes very interesting reading! Cheers, Rosa.

Ali Raza on December 30, 2011

Very nice picture. Like I wish you a Happy New Year 2012 .

Hal Janzen on January 31, 2012

It's an excellent photo L, the 1902 facts are awesome (LIKE!). Thank you for taking the time to 1902 comments. Regards and best wishes, your friend, Hal

Bram van Broekhoven on February 13, 2012

nice ssky and perspective, very good photo and info like

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  • Uploaded on December 17, 2011
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    by Free Wheels
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2011/07/20 18:04:33
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    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
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