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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 1559
    Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
  • 1889
    The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.
  • 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
  • 1974
    Dennis Rader aka the BTK Killer kills his first victims by binding, torturing and murdering Joseph, Joseph II, Josephine and Julie Otero in their house.
  • 1992
    The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1342
    Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404)
  • 1795
    Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)
  • 1863
    Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1890
    Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • 1900
    William Heinesen, Faroese writer, poet and artist (d. 1991)
  • 1912
    Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
  • 1941
    Captain Beefheart, American musician and visual artist (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    Stuart E. Eizenstat, adviser to American Presidents Carter and Clinton
  • 1973
    Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
  • 1990
    Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer

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