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Friday January 15, 2021

January 15: Day of the Week

January 15, 2021 was the 15th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 350 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1559
    Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 1844
    University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
  • 1943
    The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1812
    Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian writer (d. 1885)
  • 1877
    Lewis Terman, American psychologist (d. 1956)
  • 1891
    Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
  • 1920
    John Joseph O'Connor, American Catholic cardinal (d. 2000)
  • 1922
    Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1940
    Anna Hazare, Indian social activist.
  • 1955
    Nigel Benson, English author
  • 1959
    Pete Trewavas, English musician
  • 1972
    Kobe Tai, American porn star
  • 1975
    9th Wonder, American producer

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