January 1902 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 3 Due to a bad pitch Australian batsman Reggie Duff is held back to No. 10 on Test debut v England at MCG; scores 104
  • Jan 4 The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million, tipping the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaragua
  • Jan 8 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Illinois)

A Crackdown on Lovers in New York

Jan 8 New York state assemblyman Francis G. ​Landon gets a bill passed to criminalize men turning around on a street and "looking at a woman in that way"

  • 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 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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)

Riyadh Falls

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

  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
  • Jan 3 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, British diplomat and Conservative politician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 4 John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1989)
  • Jan 6 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician, born in Hude, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Carl Rogers, American psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1987)

Georgy Malenkov (1902-1988)

Jan 8 Soviet leader who was briefly leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin's death (1953-55), born in Orenburg, Russian Empire

  • Jan 9 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Roman Catholic priest and founder of Opus Dei, born in Barbastro, Spain (d. 1975)
  • Jan 12 Simon Spoor, Dutch military officer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1949)
  • Jan 14 Alfred Tarski, Polish-American logician & mathematician, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • Jan 14 F. C. Terborgh [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • Jan 15 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (Tosun Pasa, The Passenger), born in Salonica, Ottoman Empire (d. 1963)
  • Jan 15 Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1953-64), born in Kuwait City (d. 1969)
  • Jan 19 Heinrich Schmidt-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl) (d. 1996)
  • Jan 24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • Jan 24 Oskar Morgenstern, German-American economist, born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Jan 24 Walter Keirnan, American TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • Jan 25 Gerard Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Laurence Craigie, American aviator (1st US jet pilot), born in Concord, New Hampshire (d. 1994)
  • Jan 26 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer (Carnaval of the Citizens) (d. 1940)
  • Jan 30 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-British art historian (The Buildings of England), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1983)
  • Jan 31 Alva Myrdal, Swedish sociologist, diplomat and leader of the disarmament movement (Nobel Peace Prize 1982), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • Jan 31 Jean Picart le Doux, French artist and tapestry designer (d. 1982)
  • Jan 31 Julian Steward, American anthropologist (cultural ecology), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1972)
  • Jan 31 Salvador Araneta, Filipino lawyer, educator, businessman, and philanthropist, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 1982)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Jacobus ".Koot" Opperman, South African Boer general, killed in Battle of Onverwacht, South Africa at 40
  • Jan 6 Jan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist, dies at 65
  • Jan 9 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist and Minister of the Interior, dies at 66
  • Jan 14 Cato M. Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician and chemist (law of mass action), dies at 65
  • Jan 15 Alpheus Hyatt, American zoologist and paleontologist, dies at 63
  • Jan 17 Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
  • Jan 19 Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart [Esther Pariseau], Canadian religious leader (US capitol), dies at 78