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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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

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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.

January 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
  • 1910
    Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, US, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft.
  • 1936
    The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 1943
    The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1947
    The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (“The Black Dahlia”) is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
  • 1970
    Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
  • 1976
    Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1990
    AT&T’s long distance telephone network suffers a cascade switching failure.
  • 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 separate Victoria Cross award in its own honours system.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1850
    Leonard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin (d. 1943)
  • 1908
    Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Jenny Nimmo, British author
  • 1948
    Ronnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
  • 1954
    Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
  • 1957
    Mario Van Peebles, American actor
  • 1957
    Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
  • 1959
    Pete Trewavas, English musician
  • 1978
    Eddie Cahill, American actor

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