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
Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
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.
Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden’s history.
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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?
Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
Randy White, American football player
Mayawati, Indian politician
Pete Trewavas, English musician
Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
Matic Kralj, Slovenian ice hockey player
Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player
Who died on January 15?
Martin Zaccaria, Italo-Greek ruler
John Cosin, English clergyman (b. 1594)
Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)
Arnold Janssen, German missionary (b. 1837)
Josephus Daniels, American publisher and United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1862)
Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
Meyer Lansky, Russian-born gangster (b. 1902)
Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati-Indian author, poet, astrologist (b. 1916)
Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
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