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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 1493Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.
- 1559Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
- 1844University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
- 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).
- 1967The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
- 1977The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden’s history.
- 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.
- 2005ESA’s SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.
- 2007Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.
Who were born on January 15?
- 1674Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
- 1803Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
- 1913Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
- 1920John Joseph O'Connor, American Catholic cardinal (d. 2000)
- 1923Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
- 1931Lee Bontecou, American artist
- 1953Kent Hovind, American evangelist
- 1959Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
- 1980Matt Holliday, American baseball player
- 1982Brett Lebda, American hockey player
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