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The 15t o Januar is the 15t day o the year in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 350 days ti come (351 in lowp years).
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- 1362 - A North Sea flood disaster kills 1,000s o fowk.
- 1559 - Coronation o Queen Elizabeth I o Ingland.
- 1759 - The Breetish Museum in Lunnon opens.
- 1790 - Fletcher Christian an the Bounty mutineers reach Pitcairn.
- 1822 - Cheenese Junk (a teep o ship) Tek Sing sinks, killin 1,600 fowk.
- 1919 - German socialist activists Karl Liebknecht an Rosa Luxemburg are tortured an kilt bi the Freikorps.
- 1934 - A yirdquauk in Indie an Nepal kills 10,700 fowk.
- 1943 - The Pentagon biggin is dedicatit in Arlington, Virginie.
- 1944 - A magnitude 7.8 yirdquauk in San Juan, Argentinae, kills aroond 5,000 fowk.
- 1967 - The first Super Bowl American fitbaa gemme taks place.
- 1968 - The 1968 Scotland storm sweeps across the Unitit Kinrick; worst-affectit is Scotland's Central Belt, wi 20 fowk kilt.
- 1971 - Inauguration o the Aswan Dam in Egyp.
- 1991 - End o Unitit Naitions deadline for Iraqi forces tae withdraw frae Kuwait.
- 1992 - The Internaitional Community recognises Croatie an Slovenie.
- 2001 - Wikipaedia goes online.
- 2006 - Michelle Bachelet is electit Preses o Chile.
- 2009 - Efter an emergency, US Airways Flicht 1549 is landit on the Hudson River in New York Ceety bi pilot Chesley Sullenberger.
- 2012 - Preses elections in Finland.
- 2018 - Breetish newspaper The Guardian chynges tae a tabloid format.
- 2018 - A bomb attack in Baghdad kills 38 fowk.
- 2019 - A terrorist attack on a hottle complex in Nairobi, Kenyae, kills 21 fowk.
- 2019 - The Hoose o Commons o the Unitit Kinrick rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal bi a mairgin o 230 (432 tae 202), in the biggest ever such defeat for a Breetish Prime Meenister.
- 2020 - Vladimir Putin appynts Mikhail Mishustin as Prime meenister o Roushie.
- 2021 - COVID-19 pandemic: The nummer o recordit COVID-19 daiths warldwide gets tae 2 million.
- 1432 - King Afonso V o Portugal (d. 1481)
- 1622 - Molière, French playwricht an actor (d. 1673)
- 1803 - Mairjorie Fleemin, Scots poet (d. 1811)
- 1809 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French economist an politeecian (d. 1865)
- 1850 - Mihai Eminescu, Romanian jurnalist, author an poet (d. 1889)
- 1866 - Nathan Söderblom, Swadish clergyman (d. 1931)
- 1867 - Princess Maria Teresa o the Twa Sicilies (d. 1909)
- 1875 - Ibn Saud, first King o Saudi Arabie (d. 1953)
- 1895 - Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish scientist (d. 1973)
- 1902 - King Saud o Saudi Arabie (d. 1969)
- 1908 - Edward Teller, Hungarian-American theoretical pheesicist (d. 2003)
- 1918 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, Preses o Egyp (d. 1970)
- 1929 - Martin Luther King Jr., American ceevil richts activist (d. 1968)
- 1943 - Dame Margaret Beckett, Inglis politeecian
- 1945 - Princess Michael o Kent
- 1947 - Martin Chalfie, American scientist
- 1962 - Ken Macintosh, Scots politeecian
- 1964 - Jackie Baillie, Scots politeecian
- 1965 - James Nesbitt, Northren Erse actor
- 1974 - Edith Bowman, Scots radio DJ
- 1981 - Pitbull, American rapper
- 1981 - Sean Lamont, Scots rugby union player
- 1985 - René Adler, German fitbawer
- 1988 - Skrillex, American muisicker
- 1993 - Dylan McGeouch, Scots fitbawer
- 1996 - Dove Cameron, American actress an sangster
- 69 - Galba, Roman Emperor (b. 3 BC)
- 1781 - Mariana Victoria o Spain (b. 1718)
- 1878 - Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, 9t Baronet, Scots writer, airt historian an politeecian (b. 1818)
- 1885 - Thomas Cochrane, 11t Yerl o Dundonal, Scots nobleman (b. 1814)
- 1915 - Mary Slessor, Scots meesionar (b. 1848)
- 1919 - Karl Liebknecht, German poleetical activist (b. 1871)
- 1919 - Rosa Luxemburg, German poleetical activist (b. 1871)
- 1947 - Archibald Leslie-Melville, 13t Yerl o Leevin, Scots sodger an peer (b. 1890)
- 1950 - George Livingstone, Scots fitbawer (b. 1876)
- 1964 - George Duncan, Scots gowfer (b. 1883)
- 1975 - Sydney Goodsir Smith, Scots poet, airtist, dramatist an novelist (b. 1915)
- 2010 - Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist (b. 1927)
- 2014 - Roger Lloyd-Pack, Inglis actor (b. 1944)
- 2018 - Dolores O'Riordan, Erse sangster an muisicker (b. 1971)
- 2019 - Carol Channing, American actress an sangster (b. 1921)
- 2020 - Bobby Brown, Scots fitbawer (b. 1923)
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