January 15, 1902 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • 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)

Deaths in History

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