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What Happened on January 15th This Day in History

Year Name
2022 The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano erupts, cutting off communications with Tonga and causing a tsunami across the Pacific.
2021 A 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia's Sulawesi island killing at least 105 and injuring 3,369 people.
2020 The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare confirms the first case of COVID-19 in Japan.
2019 Somali militants attack the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya killing at least 21 people and injuring 19.
2019 Theresa May's UK government suffers the biggest government defeat in modern times, when 432 MPs voting against the proposed European Union withdrawal agreement, giving her opponents a majority of 230.
2018 British multinational construction and facilities management services company Carillion went into liquidation
2016 The Kenyan Army suffers its worst defeat ever in a battle with Al-Shabaab Islamic insurgents in El-Adde, Somalia. An estimated 150 Kenyan soldiers are killed in the battle.
2015 The Swiss National Bank abandons the cap on the Swiss franc's value relative to the euro, causing turmoil in international financial markets.
2013 A train carrying Egyptian Army recruits derails near Giza, Greater Cairo, killing 19 and injuring 120 others.
2009 US Airways Flight 1549 ditches safely in the Hudson River after the plane collides with birds less than two minutes after take-off. This becomes known as "The Miracle on the Hudson" as all 155 people on board were rescued.
2005 ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the Moon.
2001 Wikipedia, a free wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
1991 The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
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 Victoria Cross in its honours system.
1981 Pope John Paul II receives a delegation from the Polish trade union Solidarity at the Vatican led by Lech Wałęsa.
1977 Linjeflyg Flight 618 crashes in Kälvesta near Stockholm Bromma Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, killing 22 people.
1976 Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
1975 The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of Independence and giving Angola independence from Portugal.
1973 Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
1970 Nigerian Civil War: Biafran rebels surrender following an unsuccessful 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria.
1970 Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
1969 The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
1967 The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10.
1966 The First Nigerian Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d'état.
1962 The Derveni papyrus, Europe's oldest surviving manuscript dating to 340 BC, is found in northern Greece.
1962 Netherlands New Guinea Conflict: Indonesian Navy fast patrol boat RI Macan Tutul commanded by Commodore Yos Sudarso sunk in Arafura Sea by the Dutch Navy.
1949 Chinese Civil War: The Communist forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist government.
1947 The Black Dahlia murder: The dismembered corpse of Elizabeth Short was found in Los Angeles.
1943 World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
1943 The Pentagon is dedicated in Arlington County, Virginia.
1937 Spanish Civil War: Nationalists and Republican both withdraw after suffering heavy losses, ending the Second Battle of the Corunna Road.
1936 The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
1934 The 8.0 Mw  Nepal–Bihar earthquake strikes Nepal and Bihar with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing an estimated 6,000–10,700 people.
1919 Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps at the end of the Spartacist uprising.
1919 Great Molasses Flood: A wave of molasses released from an exploding storage tank sweeps through Boston, Massachusetts, killing 21 and injuring 150.
1911 Palestinian Arabic-language Falastin newspaper founded.
1910 Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, United States, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 99 m (325 ft).
1908 The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African American college women.
1892 James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
1889 The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta.
1876 The first newspaper in Afrikaans, Die Afrikaanse Patriot, is published in Paarl.
1870 A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).
1867 Forty people die when ice covering the boating lake at Regent's Park, London, collapses.
1865 American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
1822 Greek War of Independence: Demetrios Ypsilantis is elected president of the legislative assembly.
1818 A paper by David Brewster is read to the Royal Society, belatedly announcing his discovery of what we now call the biaxial class of doubly-refracting crystals.
1815 War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
1782 Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris addresses the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.
1777 American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present-day Vermont) declares its independence.
1759 The British Museum opens to the public.
1582 Truce of Yam-Zapolsky: Russia cedes Livonia to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1559 Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
1541 King Francis I of France gives Jean-François Roberval a commission to settle the province of New France (Canada) and provide for the spread of the "Holy Catholic faith".
69 Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome,
Famous People Born on January 15

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Year Name
1932 Lou Jones, American sprinter (d. 2006)
1934 V. S. Ramadevi, Indian civil servant and politician, 13th Governor of Karnataka (d. 2013)
1902 Nâzım Hikmet, Greek-Turkish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1963)
1967 Ted Tryba, American golfer
1958 Boris Tadić, Serbian psychologist and politician, 16th President of Serbia
1879 Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1961)
1815 William Bickerton, English-American religious leader, third President of the Church of Jesus Christ (d. 1905)
1850 Mihai Eminescu, Romanian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1889)
1991 Marc Bartra, Spanish footballer
1956 Marc Trestman, American football player and coach
Famous People Deaths On January 15

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Date Name
1984 Fazıl Küçük, Cypriot journalist and politician (b. 1906)
1948 Josephus Daniels, American publisher and diplomat, 41st United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1862)
1996 Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (b. 1922)
2005 Victoria de los Ángeles, Spanish soprano and actress (b. 1923)
1981 Graham Whitehead, English race car driver (b. 1922)
1876 Eliza McCardle Johnson, American wife of Andrew Johnson, 18th First Lady of the United States (b. 1810)
1569 Catherine Carey, lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I of England (b. 1524)
849 Theophylact, Byzantine emperor (b. 793)
1983 Armin Öpik, Estonian-Australian paleontologist and geologist (b. 1898)
950 Wang Jingchong, Chinese general