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Movie history events from 1902

Santa Claus The Nineteenth is born. (Arthur Christmas)

Myra Langtry has lunch with Addison Sims of Seattle. (The Grifters)

Cyrus Rooney creates the first primitive thinking machine out of the brain of a pig. (John Dies at the End)

After many rejections, Beatrix Potter has her book 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' picked up by publishers Frederick Warne & Company. (London) (Miss Potter)

Andre Toulon creates his puppets (Cario Eygypt) (Retro Puppet Master)

Daniel Plainview finds oil! (There Will Be Blood)

Somebody tries to get a jump on the real-estate boom. (Beverly Hills, CA) (Timecop)

Town founded. (Perfection, Nevada) (Tremors)

Tuesday 8th July: Gwendolyn B. Bennett is born. (Giddings, Texas) (The Great Debaters)

Sunday 13th July: Leland "Buzz" Meeks is born. (Los Angeles, California) (LA Confidential)

Sunday 13th July: Louise Ricks is found murdered in the coastal Kennerbunkpart home she shared with her granddaughter, Dorothy Ricks, and great-granddaughter, Maria Ricks. (Rockland, Maine) (Offspring)

Monday 14th July: A newspaper article titled "GRANDMOTHER MURDERED, GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER MISSING" is published. It is about the Ricks family. The newspaper mistakenly says Friday. (Rockland, Maine) (Offspring)

Monday 28th July: James Terrance Jupp is born. (Darkman II: The Return of Durant)

Wednesday 6th August: Dutch Schultz (born Arthur Flegenheimer) is born. (Bronx, New York) (Portrait of a Mobster)

Monday 1st September: Le Voyage dans la lune (translated into English as A Trip to the Moon), a film made by Georges Melies and starring his future wife Jeanne d'Alcy, premiers. (Hugo)

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