What Happened in January 1902

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
  • Jan 1 1st Rose Bowl: Michigan beats Stanford 49-0
  • Jan 3 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
  • Jan 4 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick v England at the MCG
  • Jan 4 The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million; this will tip the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaraugua
  • Jan 8 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
  • Jan 8 The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin
  • Jan 10 Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
  • Jan 10 Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa
  • Jan 12 Uddevalla Suffrage Association is formally dissolved
  • Jan 13 Textile workers strike in Enschede, Netherlands (until 1st June)

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Jan 15 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud leads 40 men over the walls of Riyadh and takes the city, marking the beginning of the Third Saudi State

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Jan 18 Despite reports that favor the US building a route through Nicaragua for a canal, a 'supplementary report' recommends the route through Panama
  • Jan 23 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • Jan 25 Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
  • Jan 27 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
  • Jan 28 Carnegie Institute founded in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 30 Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
  • Jan 2 Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
  • Jan 2 Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 3 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
  • Jan 4 John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • Jan 5 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • Jan 6 Mark Brunswick, composer
  • Jan 6 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
  • Jan 6 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Alexander Gray, Wrightsville Pa, actor (This is Music)
  • Jan 8 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • Jan 8 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
  • Jan 8 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • Jan 9 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • Jan 11 Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
  • Jan 12 Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jan 12 Ray Teal, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jan 12 Simon H Spoor, Dutch gen/intelligence officer for Gen MacArthur
  • Jan 14 Alfred Tarski, mathematician/logician, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 14 F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • Jan 15 Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1953-64), born in Kuwait City (d. 1969)
  • Jan 16 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • Jan 16 Evelyn Levine, composer
  • Jan 17 Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
  • Jan 19 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • Jan 22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • Jan 23 Benny Waters, saxophonist
  • Jan 24 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • Jan 24 Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
  • Jan 24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • Jan 25 Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
  • Jan 26 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • Jan 26 Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
  • Jan 30 Elise Cavanna, actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop)
  • Jan 30 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • Jan 31 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • Jan 31 Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
  • Jan 31 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Johnny Briggs, cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum
  • Jan 14 Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
  • Jan 18 Filippo Marchetti, composer, dies at 70