January 15: Day of the Week
January 15, 2020 was the 15th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 351 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1777American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
- 1910Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, US, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft.
- 1943The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
- 1949Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
- 1966The Nigerian First Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d’état.
- 1969The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
- 1976Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
- 1993Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as “The Beast”, is arrested in Sicily after three decades as a fugitive.
- 2001Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
Who were born on January 15?
- 1850Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1891)
- 1927Phyllis Coates, American actress
- 1953Ta-Tanisha, American actress
- 1955Nigel Benson, English author
- 1959Pete Trewavas, English musician
- 1965Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
- 1974Ray King, American baseball player
- 1985Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player
- 1985Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
- 1985Rene Adler, German footballer
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