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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1559Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
- 1844University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
- 1908The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African-American college women.
- 1943The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
- 1970Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
- 1976Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
- 2005An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system.
- 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.
- 2009US 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?
- 1866Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
- 1872Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)
- 1879Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)
- 1939Tony Bullimore, English sailor and adventurer
- 1943Stuart E. Eizenstat, adviser to American Presidents Carter and Clinton
- 1959Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
- 1964Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
- 1979Michalis Morfis, Cypriot footballer
- 1985Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player
- 1988Sonny Moore (a.k.a Skrillex, American musician (From First to Last)
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