16 other things that happened in 1902 - the year Hibernian last won the Scottish Cup

Rangers v Hibernian - William Hill Scottish Cup Final

Hibernian ended a 114-year wait to win the Scottish Cup on Saturday when they defeated Rangers 3-2 in a thrilling final at Hampden.

Here, we look at 16 other events that happened in 1902 – the year the Edinburgh club last won the trophy with a 1-0 victory over Celtic at Parkhead.

1. The first Ibrox disaster: 25 fans died and 517 were injured when a stand collapsed during a Scotland-England game at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow.

2. Percival Spencer and the Rev JM Bacon made the first-ever hot air balloon flight from the Isle of Man, landing in Dumfriesshire.

Hot air balloons flying over cherry blossom
(Mindaugas Kulbis/AP)

3. The first movie theatre in the United States, called Electric Theatre, opened in Los Angeles.

4. Real Madrid were formed as Madrid Football Club, while Newton Heath FC changed their name to Manchester United.

Real Madrid team group
(John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

5. Of Mice And Men author John Steinbeck was born in California.

6. Levi Strauss – the inventor of blue jeans – died in San Francisco at the age of 73.

 Levi Strauss, who originated the denim blue jeans

7. The British patriotic song Land Of Hope And Glory was written by Edward Elgar and AC Benson.

8. The Marmite Food Extract Company was formed in Burton upon Trent.

Marmite plant in Burton-on-Trent
(Nick Potts/PA)

9. Beatrix Potter published her first children's book, The Tale Of Peter Rabbit.

10. Vladimir Lenin began a year's stay in London where he edited a newspaper, Iskra, and first met Leon Trotsky.

Vladimir Lenin

11. The second Boer War came to an end.

12. Cuba gained independence from the United States.

A Cuban flag
(Ramon Espinosa/AP)

13. A new car speed record of 74mph was set in Nice, France.

14. Edward VII was crowned King of the United Kingdom, a year after succeeding Queen Victoria.

King Edward VII in Scottish dress.
(PA Archive)

15. The second in command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, was sentenced to 20 years' hard labour.

16. US president Theodore Roosevelt called for regulation of large corporations in his State of the Union address.

Theodore Roosevelt

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