On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1902

Historical Events

Historic Event

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)

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? 119 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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