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Friday January 15, 2021

January 15: Day of the Week

January 15, 2021 was the 15th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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.

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January 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1759
    The British Museum opens.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
  • 1870
    A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the United States Democratic Party with a donkey (“A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion” by Thomas Nast for Harper’s Weekly).
  • 1892
    James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1967
    The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
  • 1976
    Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1986
    The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.
  • 1992
    The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1671
    Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
  • 1879
    Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)
  • 1882
    Princess Margaret of Connaught (d. 1920)
  • 1900
    William Heinesen, Faroese writer, poet and artist (d. 1991)
  • 1920
    Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1957
    Mario Van Peebles, American actor
  • 1959
    Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
  • 1961
    Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
  • 1963
    Conrad Lant, English musician
  • 1981
    Howie Day, American singer

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