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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 350 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 2, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,844,480 minutes 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 28 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 2,947 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 15 Historical Events

  • 1559
    Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 1815
    War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
  • 1919
    Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.
  • 1919
    Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
  • 1943
    The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1970
    Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
  • 1977
    The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden’s history.
  • 2001
    Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
  • 2009
    US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1538
    Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
  • 1674
    Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
  • 1863
    Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1953
    Randy White, American football player
  • 1956
    Mayawati, Indian politician
  • 1959
    Pete Trewavas, English musician
  • 1961
    Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
  • 1965
    Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
  • 1983
    Matic Kralj, Slovenian ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player

Who died on January 15?

  • 1345
    Martin Zaccaria, Italo-Greek ruler
  • 1672
    John Cosin, English clergyman (b. 1594)
  • 1876
    Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)
  • 1909
    Arnold Janssen, German missionary (b. 1837)
  • 1948
    Josephus Daniels, American publisher and United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1862)
  • 1973
    Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • 1983
    Meyer Lansky, Russian-born gangster (b. 1902)
  • 1993
    Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1994
    Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati-Indian author, poet, astrologist (b. 1916)
  • 2000
    Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)

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