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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)

  • 1919
    Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.
  • 1936
    The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 1947
    The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (“The Black Dahlia”) is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
  • 1970
    Nigerian Civil War: After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders.
  • 1976
    Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1977
    The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden’s history.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
  • 1992
    The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2009
    US 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?

  • 1716
    Philip Livingston, American founding father (d. 1778)
  • 1754
    Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
  • 1866
    Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
  • 1872
    Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)
  • 1878
    Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer and pedagogue (d. 1941)
  • 1882
    Princess Margaret of Connaught (d. 1920)
  • 1885
    Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1919
    Maurice Herzog, French mountaineer, first to ascend an 8000m peak, Annapurna in 1950
  • 1943
    Stuart E. Eizenstat, adviser to American Presidents Carter and Clinton
  • 1953
    Randy White, American football player

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