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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, 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, 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, 2001 (January 15 2001)EventWikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
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, 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, 1992 (January 15 1992)EventThe international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
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, 1986 (January 15 1986)EventThe Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.Walt Disney Quotes
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, 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, 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, 1969 (January 15 1969)EventThe Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
January 15th, 1967 (January 15 1967)EventThe first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California.
January 15th, 1966 (January 15 1966)EventThe government of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in Nigeria is overthrown in a military coup d etat.
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, 1947 (January 15 1947)EventThe brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1892 (January 15 1892)EventJames Naismith publishes the rules for basketball.James Smith Quotes
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, 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, 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, 1844 (January 15 1844)EventUniversity of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
January 15th, 1822 (January 15 1822)EventGreek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
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, 1777 (January 15 1777)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.
January 15th, 1759 (January 15 1759)EventThe British Museum opens.
January 15th, 1582 (January 15 1582)EventRussia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland.
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.

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