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.
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)
- 1844University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
- 1889The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta.
- 1943The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
- 1949Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
- 1951Ilse 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.
- 1967The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
- 1973Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
- 1976Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
- 1992The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
- 2001Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
Who were born on January 15?
- 1809Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist (d. 1865)
- 1834Samuel Arza Davenport, American politician (d. 1911)
- 1890Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
- 1897Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
- 1922Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
- 1943Ashraf Aman, first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2
- 1945Princess Michael of Kent, British royal
- 1968Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty
- 1978Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
- 1982Benjamin Agosto, American skater
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