What Happened on January 15, 1902

Historical Events

Riyadh Falls

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (Tosun Pasa, The Passenger), born in Salonica, Ottoman Empire (d. 1963)
  • Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1953-64), born in Kuwait City (d. 1969)
Born in 1902

Famous Deaths

  • Alpheus Hyatt, American zoologist and paleontologist, dies at 63
1902 Highlights

About January 15, 1902

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn