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Saturday January 15, 2022

January 15: Day of the Week

January 15, 2022 was the 15th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2022
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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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)

  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.
  • 1559
    Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 1759
    The British Museum opens.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
  • 1844
    University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
  • 1908
    The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African-American college women.
  • 1966
    The Nigerian First Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d’état.
  • 2005
    ESA’s SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.
  • 2009
    US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1816
    Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
  • 1841
    Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor General of Canada (d. 1908)
  • 1855
    Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)
  • 1869
    Ruby Laffoon, 43rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • 1885
    Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (d. 1973)
  • 1891
    Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (d. 1938)
  • 1897
    Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
  • 1940
    Anna Hazare, Indian social activist.
  • 1949
    Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1957
    Marty Lyons, American football player

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