January 15: Day of the Week
January 15, 2019 was the 15th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1782Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.
- 1815War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
- 1889The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta.
- 1943World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
- 1969The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
- 1970Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
- 1977The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden’s history.
- 1986The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.
- 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?
- 1816Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
- 1893Ivor Novello, Welsh composer and actor (d. 1951)
- 1903Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
- 1905Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (d. 1985)
- 1913Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (d. 2002)
- 1925Ruth Slenczynska, U.S. pianist
- 1957Marty Lyons, American football player
- 1972Ernie Reyes, Jr. American actor and martial artist
- 1976Corey Chavous, American football player
- 1987Kelly Kelly, American WWE Diva
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