January 15 in History – What happened on 15 January in Past

15 January - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, January 15 is the day number 15 in a given year. January 15 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

January 15 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1752Tobius Smollett published a leaflet accusing Henry Fielding of plagiarism.
1754The riot occurred in Amsterdam on the burial of the Orangeist leader Daniel Rappe.
1759The British Museum in London, today containing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in the world, opened to the public in Montagu House, Bloomsbury.
1759The British Museum was established at Monteguve House in London.
1759The British Museum opened in Montegu House, London after 6 years of development.
1777The Republic of New Connecticut declared its independence from several jurisdictions and land claims of the British colonies of New Hampshire and New York.
1784The Asiatic Society of Bengal was established.
1795Legendary Giribayodef, a Russian writer and politician with great expertise in drama writing, was born.
1802Kansasburg Academy of Modern Washington and Jefferson College) founded by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
1815War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, was captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
1826The French newspaper "Le Figaro" began publication in Paris as a weekly newspaper.
1839El Salvador formally gained independence following the dissolution of the Central American Union.
1854German mathematician and physicist Georg Simon Ohm died at the age of 67.
1865American Civil War-The Union Army captured Fort Fisher, the last seaport of the Confederacy.
1885American photographer Wilson Bentley took the first knownphotograph of a snowflake by attaching a bellowscamera to a microscope.
1889The Coca-Cola Company (then the Pemberton Madison Company) was incorporated in Georgia.
1910Construction on the Buffalo Bill Dam, then the tallest dam inthe world, on the Shoshone River in the U.S. state of Wyoming was completed.
1919A large molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, burst and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets , killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.
1926Independent India's first Olympic medalist K.D. Jadhav was born.
1931An earthquake in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico injured 114.
1933A teenage girl in Banneux, Belgium, reported the first of several Marian apparitions, now known as Our Lady of Banneux.
1934An earthquake measuring 8.7 struck India and Nepal. About 11,000 lives were lost in this earthquake.
1937Spanish Civil War-Nationalist and Republican forces both withdrew after suffering heavy losses, ending the Second Battle of the Corunna Road.
1943The highest-capacity office building in the world, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense known as the Pentagon, was dedicated.
1943Construction of Pentagon, world's largest office building, completed.
1949KM Kariyappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. Since then, 15 January has been celebrated as Army Day.
1951Ilse Koch, the wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald and Majdanek concentration camps, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a West German court.
1968An earthquake in Sicily killed 380 people and injured around 1,000 people.
1975Portugal signed the Alvor Agreement with UNITA, the MPLA, andthe FNLA, ending the Angolan War of Independence.
1981Hill Street Blues, one of American television's most critically acclaimed shows, aired its pilot episode, 'Hill Street Station'.
1986First Army Commander-in-Chief KM Cariappa retired) was given the rank of Field Marshal.
1991Elizabeth II, as Queen of Australia, signed letters patent allowing Australia to become the first Commonwealth realm to institute its own separate Victoria Cross award in its own honours system.
1993Salvatore 'The Beast' Riina, one of the most powerful members of the Sicilian Mafia, was arrested after three decades as a fugitive.
1995For NFC championship San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys.
1995Southern Alabama and Western Washington begin using new area code 334 and 360 respectively.
1998John Glenne, 76 may fly in space again. The NASA of USA has declared this.
2009All 155 passengers survived in the US airways plane when it get ditched in the Hudson River.
2009After US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of Canada geese during its initial climb out from New York City, Captain Chesley Sullenberger successfully made an emergency landing in the Hudson River.
2010An army colonel and a military commander of Bejaija were killed by the Muslim fundamentalists in north Algeria.
2011Due to enormous flood in Australia 13,000 properties in rural Victoria was destroyed.
2012John Huntsman, a Presidential primary candidate of Republican Party drop out of the race, endorsing Mitt Romney.
2013DNA of horse was present in some beef burgers on sales in supermarkets in Ireland and in the UK. This has been found by the Republic of Ireland's Food Authority.
2013Ahmed al- Ghazawi, the Egyptian woman lawyer was sentenced to prison for five years and 300 hundred lashes for possession of Xanax anti-anxiety pills.
2013A rocket attack at Syria's Aleppo University killed 83 people and injured 150.
2014There is a prediction of the World Bank global forest that there is an increase in growth to 3.2 percent from 2.4 percent in 2013.
2016The terrorist attack at the hotel in Ogadogu in the West African country of Burkina Faso killed 28 people and injured 56 people.

Famous Birthdays of January 15:

YearName / Profession / Country
1879Mazo de la Roche / Author / Canada
1958Boris Tadić / Politician / Serbia
1994Jordy Croux / Footballer / Belgium
1850Sofia Kovalevskaya / Mathematician / Sweden
1859Archibald Peake / Politician / United Kingdom
1971Regina King / Actress / United States of America
1945David Pleat / Footballer / United Kingdom
1989Keiffer Hubbell / Dancer / United States of America
1795Alexander Griboyedov / Composer / Russia
1956Mayawati / Politician / India
1922Eric Willis / Politician / Australia
1988Aija Putniņa / Basketball Player / Latvia
1869Stanisław Wyspiański / Poet / Poland
1973Essam El-Hadary / Footballer / Egypt
1902Nâzım Hikmet / Poet / Greece
1949Ian Stewart / Runner / Scotland
1943George Ambrum / Rugby Player / Australia
1982Brett Lebda / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1961Serhiy N. Morozov / Footballer / Ukraine
1933Frank Bough / Journalist / United Kingdom
1925Ruth Slenczynska / Composer / United States of America
1913Eugène Brands / Painter / Netherlands
1985Enrico Patrizio / Rugby Player / Italy
1716Philip Livingston / Politician / United States of America
1921Babasaheb Bhosale / Politician / India
1917K. A. Thangavelu / Actor / India
1885Lorenz Böhler / Physician / Austria
1841Frederick Stanley / Politician / United Kingdom
1957Andrew Tyrie / Politician / United Kingdom
1956Vitaly Kaloyev / Architect / Russia

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