January 15: Day of the Week
January 15, 2020 was the 15th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 351 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 69Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but rules for only three months before committing suicide.
- 1759The British Museum opens.
- 1889The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta.
- 1936The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
- 1943The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
- 1947The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (“The Black Dahlia”) is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
- 1967The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
- 1969The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
- 1973Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
- 2005ESA’s SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.
Who were born on January 15?
- 1905Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
- 1933Ernest J. Gaines, American author
- 1957Mario Van Peebles, American actor
- 1960Kelly Asbury, American director and actor
- 1969Huck Seed, American professional poker player
- 1971Regina King, American actress
- 1974Ray King, American baseball player
- 1976Scott Murray, Scotland rugby player
- 1981Howie Day, American singer
- 1982Brett Lebda, American hockey player
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