January 15: Day of the Week
January 15, 2018 was the 15th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 588 BCNebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
- 1844University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
- 1865American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
- 1870A 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).
- 1908The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African-American college women.
- 1910Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, US, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft.
- 1936The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
- 1947The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (“The Black Dahlia”) is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
- 1969The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
Who were born on January 15?
- 1671Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
- 1863Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
- 1890Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
- 1913Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarined. 1963)
- 1953Kent Hovind, American evangelist
- 1954Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
- 1964Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
- 1965Adam Jones, American musician (Tool)
- 1971Regina King, American actress
- 1974Tim Shaw, British radio DJ and television presenter
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