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.
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)
- 1777American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.
- 1815War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
- 1865American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
- 1919Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
- 1976Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
- 1986The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.
- 1991Elizabeth 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.
- 2001Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
- 2005An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system.
Who were born on January 15?
- 1342Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404)
- 1859Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
- 1897Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
- 1902King Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
- 1913Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)
- 1923Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
- 1954Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
- 1963Conrad Lant, English musician
- 1965Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
- 1968Chad Lowe, American actor
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