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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)

  • 69
    Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but rules for only three months before committing suicide.
  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.
  • 1782
    Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.
  • 1815
    War of 1812: American frigate USS President, commanded by Commodore Stephen Decatur, is captured by a squadron of four British frigates.
  • 1919
    Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
  • 1973
    Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
  • 1974
    Dennis Rader aka the BTK Killer kills his first victims by binding, torturing and murdering Joseph, Joseph II, Josephine and Julie Otero in their house.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1481
    Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (d. 1511)
  • 1809
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist (d. 1865)
  • 1850
    Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1891)
  • 1925
    Ruth Slenczynska, U.S. pianist
  • 1935
    Malcolm Frager, American pianist
  • 1960
    Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
  • 1969
    Delino DeShields, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Mary Pierce, French tennis player
  • 1986
    Fred Davis, American football player
  • 1990
    Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer

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