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    • January 15, 0069 "Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only survives for three months before committing suicide."

    • January 15, 0588 "BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 18, 586 BC."

    • January 15, 1559 "Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey by Owen Oglethorpe, the Bishop of Carlisle, instead of the Archbishop of Canterbury."

    • January 15, 1582 "Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to the Baltic"

    • January 15, 1586 Battle at Boxum Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army

    • January 15, 1680 French explorer Sieur de la Salle builds Fort CrŠvecoeur

    • January 15, 1752 Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Fielding of plagiarism

    • January 15, 1754 Riot at burial of doelist Daniel Raap in Amsterdam

    • January 15, 1759 "British Museum opens in Montague House, London"

    • January 15, 1759 The British Museum opens.

    • January 15, 1759 UK hist British Museum opens to the public in London

    • January 15, 1762 Fraunces Tavern opens in New York City NY

    • January 15, 1777 People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England

    • January 15, 1780 Continental Congress establishes court of appeals

    • January 15, 1782 Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.

    • January 15, 1785 Mozarts string quartet opus 10 premieres

    • January 15, 1797 The first top hat worn (John Etherington of London)

    • January 15, 1831 The fir1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes first run

    • January 15, 1831 "The first US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr & Mrs Pierson, Charleston SC"

    • January 15, 1833 HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego

    • January 15, 1844 The University of Notre Dame is founded

    • January 15, 1844 U of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana

    • January 15, 1844 University of Notre Dame receives its charter from Indiana.

    • January 15, 1847 "The first Swedish magazine in US, Skandinavia, published in New York City NY"

    • January 15, 1851 General Arista replaces Mexican President Herrera

    • January 15, 1857 "The first first-class game in Sydney, New South Wales vs Victoria at The Domain"

    • January 15, 1861 Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis

    • January 15, 1863 "The first US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal"

    • January 15, 1865 "American Civil War - Fort Fisher North Carolina Falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy"

    • January 15, 1865 "Fort Fisher, NC falls to Union troops"

    • January 15, 1866 "Bedrich Smetana's opera ""Branibori vs Cechach,"" premieres in Prague"

    • January 15, 1870 "A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the United States Democratic Party with a donkey (""A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion"" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly)."

    • January 15, 1870 Cartoonist Thomas Nast originates the donkey as a symbol to identify the Democratic party in a political cartoon appearing in Harper's Weekly.

    • January 15, 1870 "Donkey first used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly"

    • January 15, 1877 "US Assay Office in Helena, Montana opens"

    • January 15, 1882 The First US ski club forms (Berlin NH)

    • January 15, 1885 Wilson Bentley takes the first photograph of a snowflake.

    • January 15, 1886 "Weekly Herald, first Vancouver, BC newspaper, publishes first issue"

    • January 15, 1892 "Dr. James Naismith publishes, for the first time, the thirteen rules of basketball the game he invented the previous winter, in Springfield, Massachusetts."

    • January 15, 1892 James Naismith publishes the rules for basketball.

    • January 15, 1895 "Albert Trott takes 8-43 on Test debut, then a record"

    • January 15, 1895 "French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar"

    • January 15, 1907 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee de Forest

    • January 15, 1907 "Gold dental inlays first described by William Taggart, who invented them"

    • January 15, 1908 "Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first Greek-letter organization by and for Black college women is established."

    • January 15, 1908 C Hill & R J Hartigan make 8th wicket partnership 243 for Australia

    • January 15, 1913 Telephone service begins between New York and Berlin.

    • January 15, 1915 Japan claims economic control of China

    • January 15, 1919 2 million gallons of molasses spill in a tidal wave that drowns 21 in Boston MA

    • January 15, 1919 Ignace Paderewski becomes Premier of Poland.

    • January 15, 1919 Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland

    • January 15, 1919 Pianist and statesman Ignace Jan Paderewski becomes the first premier of the new republic of Poland.

    • January 15, 1919 "Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, were tortured and murdered by the Freikorps."

    • January 15, 1919 Semana Tragica (Tragic Week) Bloodbath in Buenos Aires

    • January 15, 1919 The Boston Molasses Disaster kills 21 people.

    • January 15, 1920 "Prohibition goes into effect, making it illegal to sell beer and liquor."

    • January 15, 1922 Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes first premier

    • January 15, 1923 Lithuania seizes & annexes the country of Memel

    • January 15, 1924 3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

    • January 15, 1925 "Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP"

    • January 15, 1929 Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta. - USA

    • January 15, 1930 George Headley scores century on debut vs England (made 176)

    • January 15, 1934 "8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die"

    • January 15, 1934 "Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)"

    • January 15, 1934 "In Bihar-Nepal, India a 8.4 earthquake resulted in 10,700 deaths"

    • January 15, 1935 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition

    • January 15, 1936 Horace Stoneham elected president of New York Giants

    • January 15, 1936 Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates

    • January 15, 1936 "The first all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio"

    • January 15, 1939 Municipal Railway & Market St RR begin service to Transbay Terminal

    • January 15, 1940 German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk

    • January 15, 1942 FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WWII

    • January 15, 1943 "1,000 workers complete the air conditioning system for the Pentagon"

    • January 15, 1943 Japanese driven off Guadalcanal

    • January 15, 1943 "The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated (Arlington, Virginia)."

    • January 15, 1943 "Work is completed on the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense."

    • January 15, 1944 European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany

    • January 15, 1944 General Eisenhower arrives in England

    • January 15, 1944 In Argentina a 7.8 earthquake resulted in 5000 deaths

    • January 15, 1944 "Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die"

    • January 15, 1945 Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg sugar beets

    • January 15, 1945 Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp

    • January 15, 1947 "The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (""The Black Dahlia"") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California."

    • January 15, 1949 Mao's Red army conquers Ten-tsin

    • January 15, 1950 "4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington DC"

    • January 15, 1951 """Cloud of Death"" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000"

    • January 15, 1951 "Ilse Koch, The ""Bitch of Buchenwald"", wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment in a court in West Germany."

    • January 15, 1951 "Supreme Court rule ""clear & present danger"" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest"

    • January 15, 1953 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Washington DC station

    • January 15, 1953 "As he leaves office, Harry Truman becomes the first U.S. President to bid the nation farewell via TV and radio."

    • January 15, 1953 "German Democratic Republic Minister of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for ""espionage"""

    • January 15, 1955 "The first official act of Princess Beatrice, launches tanker Vasum"

    • January 15, 1955 USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic

    • January 15, 1961 Supremes signed with Motown Records

    • January 15, 1962 50th Australian Mens Tennis Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64)

    • January 15, 1962 Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea

    • January 15, 1964 Teamsters negotiate first national labor contract

    • January 15, 1965 "Rock group The Who releases first album ""I Can't Explain"""

    • January 15, 1966 "First Military Coup in Nigeria, government of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown."

    • January 15, 1967 "In the first ever Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10."

    • January 15, 1968 "In Sicily a 6.0 earthquake in several s in western Sicily were destroyed by this strong shock. It toppled houses, hospitals, medieval castles, and churches"

    • January 15, 1969 Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union

    • January 15, 1970 "After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders."

    • January 15, 1970 Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.

    • January 15, 1970 Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria

    • January 15, 1971 Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt

    • January 15, 1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels

    • January 15, 1973 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court

    • January 15, 1973 Gene Shalit joins the Today Show panel

    • January 15, 1973 Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican

    • January 15, 1973 President Nixon suspends all US offensive action in North Vietnam

    • January 15, 1973 "Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President of the United States Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam."

    • January 15, 1974 """Happy Days"" begins an 11 year run on ABC"

    • January 15, 1974 "Expert panel reports 18«-m gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures"

    • January 15, 1975 Portugal grants independence to Angola.

    • January 15, 1975 Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence

    • January 15, 1975 Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)

    • January 15, 1976 "Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison."

    • January 15, 1976 Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot President Ford

    • January 15, 1976 US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit

    • January 15, 1977 "Coneheads debut on ""Saturday Night Live"""

    • January 15, 1977 Number one hit on UK music charts - David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us

    • January 15, 1977 "The Klvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden's history."

    • January 15, 1978 Theodore Bundy kills Florida State University co-eds Lisa Levy & Margaret Bowman

    • January 15, 1981 """Hill Street Blues"" premieres on NBC-TV"

    • January 15, 1981 Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

    • January 15, 1983 Dutch political party DS'70 disbands

    • January 15, 1983 "Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard"

    • January 15, 1983 Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand vs India

    • January 15, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love

    • January 15, 1983 Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours

    • January 15, 1984 Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak

    • January 15, 1985 Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200's vs India

    • January 15, 1985 Rose Bottle is born

    • January 15, 1985 Tancredo Neves becomes first elected President of Brazil in 21 years

    • January 15, 1986 "Living Seas opens at World Showcase in EPCOT, Walt Disney World"

    • January 15, 1986 The HBO and Cinemax pay cable television services initiate scrambling of their national satellite feeds on Galaxy 1 with the Videocipher II system.

    • January 15, 1986 "The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida."

    • January 15, 1988 Arab uprising in Israel begins

    • January 15, 1988 "Jimmy ""The Greek"" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes"

    • January 15, 1988 "Kiran More stumps five West Indian batsman at Madras, world Test record"

    • January 15, 1989 Big John Studd wins WWF's first Royal Rumble

    • January 15, 1989 "Cerberal Palsy telethon raises 22,600,000"

    • January 15, 1990 42 year old George Foreman KOs George Cooney in 2 rounds

    • January 15, 1990 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Knots Landing wins

    • January 15, 1990 A computer problem disrupts AT&T's long distance telephone service around the U.S. for nearly nine hours.

    • January 15, 1990 AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch

    • January 15, 1990 AT&T's long distance telephone network suffers a cascade switching failure.

    • January 15, 1990 "Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares a state of emergency in parts of Azerbaijan and Armenia, due to increased ethnic violence."

    • January 15, 1990 "VIA cuts half of its passenger network. Included in these cuts are a decision to run just one transcontinental train between Toronto and Vancouver via CN through Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Jasper."

    • January 15, 1991 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win the World Series Cup

    • January 15, 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."

    • January 15, 1991 UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait passes - (they don't)

    • January 15, 1992 Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia

    • January 15, 1992 Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man

    • January 15, 1992 EC recognizes Slovenian and Croatian independence

    • January 15, 1992 Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum

    • January 15, 1992 "The federation of Yugoslavia, intact since 1918, crumbles as the European Community recognizes the republics of Croatia and Slovenia."

    • January 15, 1992 The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

    • January 15, 1993 "7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die"

    • January 15, 1993 "Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as 'The Beast', is arrested in Sicily after three decades as a fugitive"

    • January 15, 1993 "Soap opera ""Santa Barbara"" final show on NBC TV"

    • January 15, 1993 "Top mafia leader Salvatore ""Tot•"" Riina arrested in Palermo"

    • January 15, 1994 "15th ACE Cable Awards HBO wins 34 awards, Showtime wins 10"

    • January 15, 1994 "Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)"

    • January 15, 1994 Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist

    • January 15, 1995 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334

    • January 15, 1995 Western Washington begins using new area code 360

    • January 15, 1997 "Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin"

    • January 15, 1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station

    • January 15, 1998 "NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again"

    • January 15, 1999 The Racak incident: 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak were killed by Yugoslav security forces.

    • January 15, 2001 "Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online."

    • January 15, 2005 "An intense solar flare blasted X rays across the solar system. ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovered elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon."

    • January 15, 2007 "Barzan 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."

    • January 15, 2007 Comet McNaught makes perigee after coming close to the sun.







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