About January 15

January 15, 2022 is the 15th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 350 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Capricorn is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 17 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 15

  • 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.
  • 1559
    Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 1759
    The British Museum opens.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1892
    James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
  • 1910
    Construction ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming, US, which was the highest dam in the world at the time, at 325 ft.
  • 1919
    Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
  • 1936
    The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 1943
    The world’s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
  • 1970
    Nigerian Civil War: After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders.
  • 1976
    Gerald Ford’s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1990
    AT&T’s long distance telephone network suffers a cascade switching failure.
  • 2005
    An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system.
  • 2009
    US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.

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