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Tuesday January 15, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1759
    The British Museum opens.
  • 1815
    War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
  • 1951
    Ilse Koch, “The Witch of Buchenwald”, wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in West Germany.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
  • 1974
    Dennis Rader aka the BTK Killer kills his first victims by binding, torturing and murdering Joseph, Joseph II, Josephine and Julie Otero in their house.
  • 1976
    Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1986
    The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.
  • 1991
    Elizabeth 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.
  • 2001
    Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1432
    King Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
  • 1622
    Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
  • 1671
    Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
  • 1859
    Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
  • 1890
    Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • 1914
    Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (d. 2003)
  • 1957
    Marty Lyons, American football player
  • 1975
    9th Wonder, American producer
  • 1976
    Scott Murray, Scotland rugby player
  • 1987
    Michael Seater, Canadian actor

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