This was 15th day of the year and 350 days remained in the year.

January 15 Birthdays

Martin Luther King, Jr.
1929–1968, American Civil Rights Leader.

playwright (1622)

Abigail Kelley Foster
abolitionist (1810)

Edward Teller
atomic physicist (1908)

Lloyd Bridges
actor (1913)

Robert Byrd
political leader (1917)

Gamal Nasser
political leader (1918)

January 15 in History


Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey.


The British Museum opened.


The Republic of New Connecticut declared its independence. Six months later it was renamed Vermont.


The donkey was first used as symbol of the Democratic Party in Harper's Weekly.


The world's largest office building, the Pentagon, was completed.


The first Super Bowl was played: Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10.


President Nixon orders halt to offensive operations in North Vietnam.


The European Community recognized Croatia and Slovenia as separate states, effectively ending the Yugoslav federation, founded in 1918.


After allegedly striking a flock of geese, US Airways Flight 1549, en route from La Guardia Airport, New York City, to Charlotte, N.C., is forced to land in the Hudson River. All 150 passengers and 5 crew members survived. The pilot, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, was hailed as the "Hero of the Hudson" for his quick thinking and deft landing of the plane.

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