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.
American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (“The Black Dahlia”) is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden’s history.
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?
Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (d. 1938)
Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarined. 1963)
Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
Captain Beefheart, American musician and visual artist (d. 2010)
Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer, security expert, and writer
Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
Who died on January 15?
Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
Fra Paolo Sarpi, Italian patriot, scholar, scientist and church reformer (b. 1552)
John Cosin, English clergyman (b. 1594)
Isaac Nathan, UK-Australian composer (b. 1792)
William T. Piper, American aircraft designer (b. 1881)
Meyer Lansky, Russian-born gangster (b. 1902)
Dame Peggy van Praagh, British ballet dancer, choreographer, director (b. 1910)
Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
Paramount Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (b. 1938)
Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)
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