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.
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)
- 1759The British Museum opens.
- 1815War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
- 1943World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
- 1951Ilse 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.
- 1973Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
- 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.
- 1976Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
- 1986The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.
- 1991Elizabeth 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.
- 2001Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
Who were born on January 15?
- 1432King Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
- 1622Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
- 1671Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
- 1859Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
- 1890Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
- 1914Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (d. 2003)
- 1957Marty Lyons, American football player
- 19759th Wonder, American producer
- 1976Scott Murray, Scotland rugby player
- 1987Michael Seater, Canadian actor
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