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Wednesday January 15, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
  • 1910
    Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, US, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft.
  • 1943
    The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
  • 1966
    The Nigerian First Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d’état.
  • 1969
    The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
  • 1976
    Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1993
    Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as “The Beast”, is arrested in Sicily after three decades as a fugitive.
  • 2001
    Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

Who were born on January 15?

  • 1850
    Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1891)
  • 1927
    Phyllis Coates, American actress
  • 1953
    Ta-Tanisha, American actress
  • 1955
    Nigel Benson, English author
  • 1959
    Pete Trewavas, English musician
  • 1965
    Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
  • 1974
    Ray King, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player
  • 1985
    Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
  • 1985
    Rene Adler, German footballer

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