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Sunday January 15, 2017

January 15: Day of the Week

January 15, 2017 was the 15th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2017
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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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January 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1844
    University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
  • 1889
    The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta.
  • 1943
    The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
  • 1951
    Ilse Koch, “The Witch of Buchenwald”, wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in West Germany.
  • 1967
    The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
  • 1976
    Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1992
    The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2001
    Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1809
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist (d. 1865)
  • 1834
    Samuel Arza Davenport, American politician (d. 1911)
  • 1890
    Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • 1897
    Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
  • 1922
    Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1943
    Ashraf Aman, first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2
  • 1945
    Princess Michael of Kent, British royal
  • 1968
    Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty
  • 1978
    Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
  • 1982
    Benjamin Agosto, American skater

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