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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 588 BCNebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
- 1493Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.
- 1582Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- 1844University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
- 1919Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
- 1974Dennis Rader aka the BTK Killer kills his first victims by binding, torturing and murdering Joseph, Joseph II, Josephine and Julie Otero in their house.
- 1990AT&T’s long distance telephone network suffers a cascade switching failure.
- 2001Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
- 2005ESA’s SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.
- 2007Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.
Who were born on January 15?
- 1815William Bickerton, Mormon prophet (d. 1905)
- 1863Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
- 1899Goodman Ace, American actor (d. 1982)
- 1939Tony Bullimore, English sailor and adventurer
- 1953Kent Hovind, American evangelist
- 1960Kelly Asbury, American director and actor
- 1969Huck Seed, American professional poker player
- 1978Eddie Cahill, American actor
- 1979Drew Brees, American football player
- 1979Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
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