What happened this day in history January 15

What are the important events that happened on January 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 15: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 15 is the 15th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 350 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 2, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,642,204,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentadecagon’ day.

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Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 17 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,312 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 15 Historical Events

  • 588 BC
    Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
  • 1892
    James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
  • 1947
    The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (“The Black Dahlia”) is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
  • 1967
    The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
  • 1969
    The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
  • 1977
    The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden’s history.
  • 1991
    Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, signs letters patent allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth Realm to institute its own separate Victoria Cross award in its own honours system.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1754
    Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
  • 1866
    Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
  • 1891
    Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (d. 1938)
  • 1905
    Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
  • 1913
    Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarined. 1963)
  • 1938
    Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
  • 1941
    Captain Beefheart, American musician and visual artist (d. 2010)
  • 1949
    Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
  • 1963
    Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer, security expert, and writer
  • 1965
    Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist

Who died on January 15?

  • 1595
    Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
  • 1623
    Fra Paolo Sarpi, Italian patriot, scholar, scientist and church reformer (b. 1552)
  • 1672
    John Cosin, English clergyman (b. 1594)
  • 1864
    Isaac Nathan, UK-Australian composer (b. 1792)
  • 1970
    William T. Piper, American aircraft designer (b. 1881)
  • 1983
    Meyer Lansky, Russian-born gangster (b. 1902)
  • 1990
    Dame Peggy van Praagh, British ballet dancer, choreographer, director (b. 1910)
  • 1992
    Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
  • 1996
    Paramount Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (b. 1938)
  • 2008
    Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)

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