January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 350 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 15th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 15th in history!
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- National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
- National Hat Day
What Happened On This Day – January 15
2001: Wikipedia goes online
The online encyclopedia has since become the largest reference work on the internet.
1992: Croatia and Slovenia are internationally recognized as independent nations,
The Yugoslav federation effectively collapsed as a result.
1973: Nixon orders ceasefire in Vietnam
The fighting continued anyway until the capture of Saigon by the Vietnam People’s Army on April 30, 1975.
1892: The rules of Basketball are published
Canadian James Naismith invented the sport for his gym class at YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1759: The British Museum opens
Its collection comprises 8 million items and it is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world.
Births On This Day, January 15
1965: James Nesbitt, Irish actor
1941: Captain Beefheart, American singer-songwriter
1929: Martin Luther King, Jr., American minster, activist, Nobel Prize laureate
1918: Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian army officer, politician, 2nd President of Egypt
1622: Molière, French playwright, actor
Deaths On This Day, January 15
1994: Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter, musician
1988: Seán MacBride, Irish politician, Nobel Prize laureate
1950: Henry H. Arnold, American general
1947: Elizabeth Short, American waitress, murder victim
1919: Rosa Luxemburg, Russian economist, philosopher