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January 15th, 2069 (January 15 2069)EventOtho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only rules for three months before committing suicide.
January 15th, 2069 (January 15 2069)DeathGalba, Roman Emperor (born in 3 BC)
January 15th, 2008 (January 15 2008)DeathMark Haigh-Hutchinson, Game Designer (born in 1964)
January 15th, 2008 (January 15 2008)DeathBrad Renfro, American actor (born in 1982)
January 15th, 2007 (January 15 2007)EventBarzan 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.Saddam Hussein Quotes
January 15th, 2007 (January 15 2007)DeathBo Yibo, Chinese politician (born in 1908)
January 15th, 2007 (January 15 2007)DeathJames Hillier, Canadian inventor of electron microscope (born in 1915)
January 15th, 2007 (January 15 2007)DeathAwad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (born in 1945) (executed)
January 15th, 2007 (January 15 2007)DeathBarzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein (born in 1951) (executed)Saddam Hussein Quotes
January 15th, 2007 (January 15 2007)DeathDavid Vanole, American soccer player (born in 1963)
January 15th, 2007 (January 15 2007)DeathPura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (born in 1905)
January 15th, 2006 (January 15 2006)DeathJaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (born in 1926)
January 15th, 2005 (January 15 2005)EventAn intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system.
January 15th, 2005 (January 15 2005)EventESA s SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.
January 15th, 2005 (January 15 2005)DeathElizabeth Janeway, American author (born in 1913)
January 15th, 2005 (January 15 2005)DeathRuth Warrick, American actress (born in 1915)
January 15th, 2005 (January 15 2005)DeathWalter Ernsting, German author (born in 1920)
January 15th, 2005 (January 15 2005)DeathVictoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (born in 1923)
January 15th, 2005 (January 15 2005)DeathDeem Bristow, American video game voice actor (born in 1947)
January 15th, 2005 (January 15 2005)DeathDan Lee, Canadian animator (born in 1969)
January 15th, 2003 (January 15 2003)DeathDoris Fisher, American singer and songwriter (born in 1915)
January 15th, 2002 (January 15 2002)DeathSteve Gromek, American baseball player (born in 1920)
January 15th, 2001 (January 15 2001)EventWikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
January 15th, 2001 (January 15 2001)DeathTed Mann, American screenwriter (born in 1916)
January 15th, 2000 (January 15 2000)DeathGeorges-Henri Levesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (born in 1903)
January 15th, 2000 (January 15 2000)DeathFran Ryan, American actress (born in 1916)
January 15th, 2000 (January 15 2000)DeathZeljko Raznatovic, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (born in 1952)
January 15th, 1999 (January 15 1999)EventThe Racak incident: 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak are killed by Yugoslav security forces.
January 15th, 1999 (January 15 1999)DeathBetty Box, British film producer (born in 1915)
January 15th, 1998 (January 15 1998)DeathJunior Wells, American musician (born in 1934)
January 15th, 1996 (January 15 1996)DeathMinnesota Fats, American billiards player (born in 1913)
January 15th, 1996 (January 15 1996)DeathLes Baxter, American musician and composer (born in 1922)
January 15th, 1996 (January 15 1996)DeathParamount Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (born in 1938) Osho Quotes
January 15th, 1995 (January 15 1995)DeathVera Maxwell, American fashion designer (born in 1901)
January 15th, 1994 (January 15 1994)DeathGeorges Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (born in 1921
January 15th, 1994 (January 15 1994)DeathHarry Nilsson, American musician (born in 1941)
January 15th, 1993 (January 15 1993)EventSalvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as The Beast , is arrested in Sicily after three decades as a fugitive
January 15th, 1993 (January 15 1993)DeathSammy Cahn, American songwriter (born in 1913)
January 15th, 1992 (January 15 1992)EventThe international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
January 15th, 1992 (January 15 1992)DeathDee Murray, English bassist (born in 1946)
January 15th, 1991 (January 15 1991)EventThe United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
January 15th, 1990 (January 15 1990)EventAT&T s long distance telephone network suffers a cascade switching failure.
January 15th, 1990 (January 15 1990)BirthChris Warren Jr., American actor
January 15th, 1990 (January 15 1990)DeathDame Peggy van Praagh, British ballet dancer, choreographer, director (born in 1910)
January 15th, 1988 (January 15 1988)DeathSean MacBride, Irish statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (born in 1904)
January 15th, 1987 (January 15 1987)BirthKelly Kelly, American WWE Diva
January 15th, 1987 (January 15 1987)BirthGreg Inglis, Australian rugby league player
January 15th, 1987 (January 15 1987)BirthAria C Jalali, American musician
January 15th, 1987 (January 15 1987)BirthDavid Knight, English footballer
January 15th, 1987 (January 15 1987)BirthMichael Seater, Canadian actor
January 15th, 1987 (January 15 1987)DeathRay Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer (born in 1904)
January 15th, 1986 (January 15 1986)EventThe Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.Walt Disney Quotes
January 15th, 1986 (January 15 1986)BirthFred Davis, American football player
January 15th, 1985 (January 15 1985)BirthKenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
January 15th, 1984 (January 15 1984)BirthMegan Jendrick, American swimmer
January 15th, 1984 (January 15 1984)BirthVictor Rasuk, American actor
January 15th, 1983 (January 15 1983)BirthJermaine Pennant, English footballer
January 15th, 1983 (January 15 1983)BirthHugo Viana, Portuguese footballerHugo Ball Quotes
January 15th, 1983 (January 15 1983)DeathMeyer Lansky, Russian-born gangster (born in 1902)
January 15th, 1983 (January 15 1983)DeathShepperd Strudwick, American actor (born in 1907)
January 15th, 1982 (January 15 1982)BirthBenjamin Agosto, American skater
January 15th, 1982 (January 15 1982)BirthArmando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
January 15th, 1982 (January 15 1982)BirthPrince Philip and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
January 15th, 1981 (January 15 1981)BirthHowie Day, American singer
January 15th, 1981 (January 15 1981)BirthEl Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
January 15th, 1981 (January 15 1981)BirthSean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer
January 15th, 1980 (January 15 1980)BirthMatt Holliday, American baseball player
January 15th, 1979 (January 15 1979)BirthDrew Brees, American football player
January 15th, 1979 (January 15 1979)BirthYoung Dro, American rapper
January 15th, 1979 (January 15 1979)BirthKen Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
January 15th, 1979 (January 15 1979)BirthMartin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
January 15th, 1978 (January 15 1978)BirthEddie Cahill, American actor
January 15th, 1978 (January 15 1978)BirthFranco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
January 15th, 1977 (January 15 1977)EventThe Kalvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden s history.
January 15th, 1976 (January 15 1976)EventGerald Ford s would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.Gerald Ford Quotes
January 15th, 1976 (January 15 1976)BirthCorey Chavous, American football player
January 15th, 1976 (January 15 1976)BirthDorian Missick, American actor
January 15th, 1975 (January 15 1975)BirthEdith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter
January 15th, 1975 (January 15 1975)BirthMary Pierce, French tennis player
January 15th, 1974 (January 15 1974)BirthRay King, American baseball player
January 15th, 1973 (January 15 1973)EventVietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
January 15th, 1973 (January 15 1973)BirthEssam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
January 15th, 1973 (January 15 1973)DeathIvan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (born in 1901)
January 15th, 1973 (January 15 1973)DeathColeman Francis, American film director (born in 1919)
January 15th, 1972 (January 15 1972)BirthKobe Tai, American porn star
January 15th, 1972 (January 15 1972)BirthClaudia Winkleman, English television presenter
January 15th, 1972 (January 15 1972)DeathDaisy Ashford, English child writer (The Young Visiters) (born in 1881)Daisy Ashford Quotes
January 15th, 1971 (January 15 1971)BirthMax Beesley, English musician and actor
January 15th, 1971 (January 15 1971)BirthTeanna Kai, American porn star
January 15th, 1971 (January 15 1971)BirthRegina King, American actress
January 15th, 1970 (January 15 1970)EventAfter a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders.
January 15th, 1970 (January 15 1970)EventMuammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
January 15th, 1970 (January 15 1970)BirthShane McMahon, American professional wrestler
January 15th, 1970 (January 15 1970)DeathWilliam T. Piper, American aircraft designer (born in 1881)
January 15th, 1969 (January 15 1969)EventThe Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
January 15th, 1969 (January 15 1969)BirthDelino DeShields, American baseball player
January 15th, 1968 (January 15 1968)BirthChad Lowe, American actor
January 15th, 1968 (January 15 1968)BirthInaki Urdangarin, Spanish royalty
January 15th, 1968 (January 15 1968)DeathBill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1938)
January 15th, 1967 (January 15 1967)EventThe first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California.
January 15th, 1967 (January 15 1967)DeathDavid Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (born in 1882)
January 15th, 1966 (January 15 1966)EventThe government of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in Nigeria is overthrown in a military coup d etat.
January 15th, 1965 (January 15 1965)BirthMaurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
January 15th, 1965 (January 15 1965)BirthBernard Hopkins, American boxer
January 15th, 1965 (January 15 1965)BirthAdam Jones, American musician (Tool)
January 15th, 1965 (January 15 1965)BirthJames Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
January 15th, 1964 (January 15 1964)BirthOsmo Tapio Raihala, Finnish composer
January 15th, 1964 (January 15 1964)DeathJack Teagarden, American musician (born in 1905)
January 15th, 1962 (January 15 1962)BirthCreflo Dollar, American televangelist
January 15th, 1962 (January 15 1962)BirthConrad Lant, English musician
January 15th, 1961 (January 15 1961)BirthYves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
January 15th, 1960 (January 15 1960)BirthKelly Asbury, American director and actor
January 15th, 1960 (January 15 1960)BirthAaron Jay Kernis, American composer
January 15th, 1959 (January 15 1959)BirthPete Trewavas, English musician (Marillion)
January 15th, 1959 (January 15 1959)BirthSister Carol, Jamaican reggae singer
January 15th, 1958 (January 15 1958)BirthBoris Tadic, President of Serbia
January 15th, 1957 (January 15 1957)BirthPatrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
January 15th, 1957 (January 15 1957)BirthMarty Lyons, American football player
January 15th, 1957 (January 15 1957)BirthMario Van Peebles, American actor
January 15th, 1956 (January 15 1956)BirthMayawati, Indian politician
January 15th, 1955 (January 15 1955)BirthNigel Benson, English author
January 15th, 1955 (January 15 1955)DeathYves Tanguy, French painter (born in 1900)
January 15th, 1954 (January 15 1954)BirthNikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
January 15th, 1954 (January 15 1954)BirthJose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
January 15th, 1953 (January 15 1953)BirthKent Hovind, American evangelist
January 15th, 1953 (January 15 1953)BirthTa-Tanisha, American actress
January 15th, 1953 (January 15 1953)BirthRandy White, American football player
January 15th, 1952 (January 15 1952)DeathNed Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (born in 1887)
January 15th, 1951 (January 15 1951)EventIlse Koch, The "Bitch of Buchenwald", wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in West Germany.
January 15th, 1950 (January 15 1950)BirthMarius Tresor, French footballer
January 15th, 1950 (January 15 1950)DeathGen Henry "Hap" Arnold, U.S. General of the Air Force (born in 1886)
January 15th, 1949 (January 15 1949)BirthLuis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (died in 1987)
January 15th, 1949 (January 15 1949)BirthPanos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
January 15th, 1948 (January 15 1948)BirthRonnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (died in 1977)
January 15th, 1947 (January 15 1947)EventThe brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.
January 15th, 1947 (January 15 1947)BirthAndrea Martin, Canadian actress
January 15th, 1947 (January 15 1947)DeathElizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (born in 1924)
January 15th, 1945 (January 15 1945)BirthVince Foster, American lawyer (died in 1993)
January 15th, 1945 (January 15 1945)BirthWilliam R. Higgins, USMC colonel (died in 1990)
January 15th, 1945 (January 15 1945)BirthPrincess Michael of Kent, British royal
January 15th, 1945 (January 15 1945)DeathWilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (born in 1865)
January 15th, 1943 (January 15 1943)EventWorld War II: The Japanese are driven off Guadalcanal.
January 15th, 1943 (January 15 1943)EventWorld War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
January 15th, 1943 (January 15 1943)EventThe world s largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
January 15th, 1943 (January 15 1943)BirthMike Marshall, American baseball player
January 15th, 1941 (January 15 1941)BirthCaptain Beefheart, American musician and visual artist
January 15th, 1941 (January 15 1941)BirthCharo, Spanish entertainer
January 15th, 1939 (January 15 1939)BirthTony Bullimore, English sailor and adventurer
January 15th, 1938 (January 15 1938)BirthChuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
January 15th, 1937 (January 15 1937)BirthMargaret O Brien, American actress
January 15th, 1936 (January 15 1936)EventThe first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio (the building was for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company).
January 15th, 1936 (January 15 1936)DeathHenry Forster, 1st Baron Forster, Governor-General of Australia (born in 1866)
January 15th, 1933 (January 15 1933)BirthErnest J. Gaines, American author
January 15th, 1930 (January 15 1930)BirthEddie Graham, American professional wrestler (died in 1985)
January 15th, 1929 (January 15 1929)BirthMartin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (died in 1968)Martin Luther Quotes
January 15th, 1927 (January 15 1927)BirthPhyllis Coates, American actress
January 15th, 1926 (January 15 1926)BirthFlorence Buchsbaum, French theater director (died in 1996)
January 15th, 1926 (January 15 1926)BirthMaria Schell, Swiss actress (died in 2005)
January 15th, 1926 (January 15 1926)DeathEnrico Toselli, Italian composer (born in 1883)
January 15th, 1925 (January 15 1925)BirthRuth Slenczynska, U.S. pianist
January 15th, 1923 (January 15 1923)BirthIvor Cutler, Scottish poet (died in 2006)
January 15th, 1923 (January 15 1923)BirthLee Teng-hui, Taiwanese politician
January 15th, 1922 (January 15 1922)BirthSir Eric Willis, Australian politician (died in 1999)
January 15th, 1921 (January 15 1921)BirthFrank Thornton, English actor
January 15th, 1920 (January 15 1920)BirthJohn Cardinal O Connor, American Catholic cardinal (died in 2000)
January 15th, 1920 (January 15 1920)BirthSteve Gromek, American baseball player (died in 2002)
January 15th, 1919 (January 15 1919)EventRosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.Rosa Luxemburg Quotes
January 15th, 1919 (January 15 1919)DeathRosa Luxemburg, German politician (born in 1870)Rosa Luxemburg Quotes
January 15th, 1919 (January 15 1919)DeathKarl Liebknecht, German politician (born in 1871)
January 15th, 1918 (January 15 1918)BirthJoao Figueiredo, President of Brazil (died in 1999)
January 15th, 1918 (January 15 1918)BirthEdouard Gagnon, Canadian Roman Catholic cardinal (died in 2007)
January 15th, 1918 (January 15 1918)BirthGamal Abdal Nasser, President of Egypt (died in 1970)
January 15th, 1916 (January 15 1916)DeathModest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (born in 1850)
January 15th, 1914 (January 15 1914)BirthHugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (died in 2003)
January 15th, 1913 (January 15 1913)BirthLloyd Bridges, American actor (died in 1998)
January 15th, 1913 (January 15 1913)BirthMiriam Hyde, Australian composer (died in 2005)
January 15th, 1912 (January 15 1912)BirthMichel Debre, French politician (died in 1996)
January 15th, 1912 (January 15 1912)BirthHarry Hay, American gay rights activist (died in 2002)
January 15th, 1909 (January 15 1909)BirthJean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (died in 1939)
January 15th, 1909 (January 15 1909)BirthGene Krupa, American drummer (died in 1973)
January 15th, 1909 (January 15 1909)DeathArnold Janssen missionary (born in 1837)
January 15th, 1908 (January 15 1908)EventThe Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African-American college women.
January 15th, 1908 (January 15 1908)BirthEdward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (died in 2003)
January 15th, 1906 (January 15 1906)BirthAristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (died in 1975) Aristotle Quotes
January 15th, 1905 (January 15 1905)BirthTorin Thatcher, English actor (died in 1981)
January 15th, 1903 (January 15 1903)BirthPaul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1958)
January 15th, 1902 (January 15 1902)BirthKing Saud of Saudi Arabia (died in 1969)
January 15th, 1899 (January 15 1899)BirthGoodman Ace, American actor (died in 1982)
January 15th, 1897 (January 15 1897)BirthXu Zhimo, Chinese poet (died in 1931)
January 15th, 1896 (January 15 1896)DeathMathew Brady, U.S. photographer (born in 1822)
January 15th, 1895 (January 15 1895)BirthArtturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1973)
January 15th, 1893 (January 15 1893)BirthIvor Novello, Welsh composer and actor (died in 1951)
January 15th, 1893 (January 15 1893)DeathFanny Kemble, British actress and author (born in 1809)Fanny Kemble Quotes
January 15th, 1892 (January 15 1892)EventJames Naismith publishes the rules for basketball.James Smith Quotes
January 15th, 1892 (January 15 1892)BirthRex Ingram, Irish director (died in 1950)
January 15th, 1891 (January 15 1891)BirthRay Chapman, American baseball player (died in 1920)
January 15th, 1891 (January 15 1891)BirthOsip Mandelstam, Russian poet (died in 1938)Osip Mandelstam Quotes
January 15th, 1890 (January 15 1890)BirthTommy Fleming, American soccer player (died in 1965)
January 15th, 1889 (January 15 1889)EventThe Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
January 15th, 1885 (January 15 1885)BirthLorenz Bohler, Austrian physician (died in 1973)
January 15th, 1885 (January 15 1885)BirthHuang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (died in 1915)
January 15th, 1885 (January 15 1885)BirthGrover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (died in 1968)
January 15th, 1885 (January 15 1885)DeathLeopold Damrosch, German-American orchestral conductor (born in 1832)
January 15th, 1882 (January 15 1882)BirthPrincess Margaret of Sweden (died in 1920)
January 15th, 1879 (January 15 1879)BirthMazo de la Roche, Canadian author (died in 1961)
January 15th, 1877 (January 15 1877)BirthLewis Terman, American psychologist (died in 1956)
January 15th, 1876 (January 15 1876)DeathEliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (born in 1810)
January 15th, 1875 (January 15 1875)BirthTom Burke, American runner (died in 1929)
January 15th, 1872 (January 15 1872)BirthArsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (died in 1944)
January 15th, 1870 (January 15 1870)EventA 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 15th, 1870 (January 15 1870)BirthPierre S. du Pont, American businessman (died in 1954)
January 15th, 1869 (January 15 1869)BirthStanislaw Wyspianski, Polish dramatist (died in 1907)
January 15th, 1866 (January 15 1866)BirthNathan Soderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (died in 1931)
January 15th, 1865 (January 15 1865)EventAmerican Civil WarFort Fisher North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
January 15th, 1864 (January 15 1864)DeathIsaac Nathan, UK-Australian composer (born in 1792)
January 15th, 1863 (January 15 1863)BirthWilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (died in 1946)
January 15th, 1859 (January 15 1859)BirthArchibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (died in 1920)
January 15th, 1855 (January 15 1855)BirthJacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (died in 1889)
January 15th, 1850 (January 15 1850)BirthMihai Eminescu, Romanian poet (died in 1889)
January 15th, 1850 (January 15 1850)BirthSofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (died in 1891)
January 15th, 1844 (January 15 1844)EventUniversity of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
January 15th, 1842 (January 15 1842)BirthBlessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (died in 1909)
January 15th, 1842 (January 15 1842)BirthJosef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (died in 1925)
January 15th, 1841 (January 15 1841)BirthFrederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, Governor General of Canada (died in 1908)
January 15th, 1824 (January 15 1824)BirthMarie Duplessis, French courtesan (died in 1847)
January 15th, 1822 (January 15 1822)EventGreek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
January 15th, 1816 (January 15 1816)BirthMarie LaFarge, French murderer (died in 1852)
January 15th, 1815 (January 15 1815)DeathEmma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (born in 1761
January 15th, 1812 (January 15 1812)BirthPeter Christen Asbjornsen, Norwegian writer (died in 1885)
January 15th, 1809 (January 15 1809)BirthPierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist (died in 1865)
January 15th, 1804 (January 15 1804)DeathDru Drury, English entomologist (born in 1725)
January 15th, 1803 (January 15 1803)BirthMarjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (died in 1811)
January 15th, 1795 (January 15 1795)BirthAlexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (died in 1829)
January 15th, 1791 (January 15 1791)BirthFranz Grillparzer, Austrian writer (died in 1872)Franz Grillparzer Quotes
January 15th, 1790 (January 15 1790)DeathJohn Landen, English mathematician (born in 1719)
January 15th, 1782 (January 15 1782)EventSuperintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.
January 15th, 1781 (January 15 1781)DeathMarianne Victoria of Borbon, queen regent of Portugal (born in 1718)
January 15th, 1777 (January 15 1777)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.
January 15th, 1775 (January 15 1775)DeathGiovanni Battista Sammartini, Italian composer (born in 1700 or 1701)
January 15th, 1759 (January 15 1759)EventThe British Museum opens.
January 15th, 1754 (January 15 1754)BirthRichard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (died in 1834)
January 15th, 1747 (January 15 1747)BirthJohn Aikin, English doctor and writer (died in 1822)
January 15th, 1716 (January 15 1716)BirthPhilip Livingston, American founding father (died in 1778)
January 15th, 1683 (January 15 1683)DeathPhilip Warwick, English writer and politician (born in 1609)
January 15th, 1674 (January 15 1674)BirthProsper Jolyot de Crebillon, French writer (died in 1762)
January 15th, 1672 (January 15 1672)DeathJohn Cosin, English clergyman (born in 1594)
January 15th, 1671 (January 15 1671)BirthAbraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (died in 1704) Abraham Quotes
January 15th, 1623 (January 15 1623)DeathFra Paolo Sarpi, Italian patriot, scholar, scientist and church reformer (born in 1552)
January 15th, 1622 (January 15 1622)BirthMoliere, French playwright (died in 1673) Moliere Quotes
January 15th, 1595 (January 15 1595)DeathMurat III, Ottoman Sultan (born in 1546)
January 15th, 1582 (January 15 1582)EventRussia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland.
January 15th, 1538 (January 15 1538)BirthMaeda Toshiie, Japanese general (died in 1599)
January 15th, 1481 (January 15 1481)BirthAshikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (born in 1511)
January 15th, 1432 (January 15 1432)BirthKing Afonso V of Portugal (died in 1481)
January 15th, 1345 (January 15 1345)DeathMartin Zaccaria, Italo-Greek ruler
January 15th, 1342 (January 15 1342)BirthPhilip II, Duke of Burgundy (died in 1404)
January 15th, 0936 (January 15 0936)DeathKing Rudolph of France
January 15th, 0588 (January 15 0588)EventNebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
January 15th, 0570 (January 15 0570)DeathSaint Ita, Irish nun (born in 475)

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