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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)

  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.
  • 1815
    War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
  • 1870
    A 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).
  • 1943
    The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
  • 1966
    The Nigerian First Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d’état.
  • 1970
    Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
  • 2001
    Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
  • 2005
    An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system.
  • 2005
    ESA’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?

  • 1815
    William Bickerton, Mormon prophet (d. 1905)
  • 1879
    Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)
  • 1893
    Ivor Novello, Welsh composer and actor (d. 1951)
  • 1903
    Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1923
    Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese politician
  • 1940
    Anna Hazare, Indian social activist.
  • 1943
    Mike Marshall, American baseball player
  • 1957
    Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
  • 1985
    Rene Adler, German footballer
  • 1990
    Robert Trznadel, Polish footballer

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