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  • Italy
    Saturday Jan 15, 1605

    Galileo Galilei

    Ottavio Brenzoni's letter

    Italy
    Saturday Jan 15, 1605

    Tycho and others had observed the supernova of 1572. Ottavio Brenzoni's letter of 15 January 1605 to Galileo brought the 1572 supernova and the less bright nova of 1601 to Galileo's notice. Galileo observed and discussed Kepler's supernova in 1604. Since these new stars displayed no detectable diurnal parallax, Galileo concluded that they were distant stars, and, therefore, disproved the Aristotelian belief in the immutability of the heavens.




  • Rivoli, Italy
    Sunday Jan 15, 1797

    Napoleon

    Decisive French triumph at Rivoli

    Rivoli, Italy
    Sunday Jan 15, 1797

    The decisive French triumph at Rivoli in January 1797 led to the collapse of the Austrian position in Italy. At Rivoli, the Austrians lost up to 14,000 men while the French lost about 5,000.




  • Lausanne, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 15, 1914

    Igor Stravinsky

    Their Fourth son was born

    Lausanne, Switzerland
    Thursday Jan 15, 1914

    The Stravinsky family returned to Switzerland (as usual) in the fall of 1913. On 15 January 1914, a fourth child, Marie Milène (or Maria Milena), was born in Lausanne. After her delivery, Katya was discovered to have tuberculosis and was confined to the sanatorium at Leysin, high in the Alps. Igor and the family took up residence nearby.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1928

    Martin Luther King

    Birth

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 15, 1928

    King was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King.




  • Tarragona, Spain
    Saturday Jan 15, 1938

    Spanish Civil War

    Tarragona fell

    Tarragona, Spain
    Saturday Jan 15, 1938

    Tarragona fell on 15 January.




  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 15, 1944

    Igor Stravinsky

    Stravinsky's incident with the Boston Police

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 15, 1944

    Stravinsky's unconventional dominant seventh chord in his arrangement of the "Star-Spangled Banner" led to an incident with the Boston police on 15 January 1944, and he was warned that the authorities could impose a $100 fine upon any "re-arrangement of the national anthem in whole or in part". The police, as it turned out, were wrong. The law in question merely forbade using the national anthem "as dance music, as an exit march, or as a part of a medley of any kind", but the incident soon established itself as a myth, in which Stravinsky was supposedly arrested, held in custody for several nights, and photographed for police records.




  • Iran
    Monday Jan 15, 1979

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Shah left the country

    Iran
    Monday Jan 15, 1979

    Khomeini was not allowed to return to Iran during the Shah's reign (as he had been in exile). On 16 January 1979, the Shah left the country (ostensibly "on vacation"), never to return.


  • Slovania
    Wednesday Jan 15, 1992

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    Officially recognised by all European Community member

    Slovania
    Wednesday Jan 15, 1992

    For Slovenia, the war marked the decisive defense of its independence in regard to Yugoslavia. It was officially recognised by all European Community member states on 15 January 1992.


  • Croatia
    Wednesday Jan 15, 1992

    Croatian War of Independence

    Croatia was officially recognized by the European Community

    Croatia
    Wednesday Jan 15, 1992

    This so-called Sarajevo Agreement became a lasting ceasefire. Croatia was officially recognized by the European Community on January 15, 1992.


  • Slovenia
    Monday Jan 15, 1996

    Croatian War of Independence

    New UN mission

    Slovenia
    Monday Jan 15, 1996

    The new UN mission was established as the United Nations Transitional Authority for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES) by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1037 of 15 January 1996.


  • Prevlaka, Croatia
    Monday Jan 15, 1996

    Croatian War of Independence

    The UNTAES replaced the UNCRO mission

    Prevlaka, Croatia
    Monday Jan 15, 1996

    As the UNTAES replaced the UNCRO mission, Prevlaka peninsula, previously under UNCRO control, was put under control of United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP). The UNMOP was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1038 of 15 January 1996, and terminated on 15 December 2002.


  • Croatia
    Thursday Jan 15, 1998

    Croatian War of Independence

    The UNTAES mandate ended

    Croatia
    Thursday Jan 15, 1998

    The transitional period was subsequently extended by a year. On 15 January 1998, the UNTAES mandate ended and Croatia regained full control of the area.


  • Kosovo
    Friday Jan 15, 1999

    Kosovo War

    Račak Killings

    Kosovo
    Friday Jan 15, 1999

    On 15 January 1999 the Račak Killings occurred when "45 Kosovan Albanian farmers were rounded up, led up a hill and massacred".


  • North Korea
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009

    Kim Jong-un

    The Successor

    North Korea
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009

    On 15 January 2009, the South Korean news agency reported that Kim Jong-il had appointed Kim Jong-un to be his successor.


  • Hudson River, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009
    15 PM

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    Evacuation

    Hudson River, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009
    15 PM

    Sullenberger opened the cockpit door and gave the order to evacuate. The crew began evacuating the passengers through the four overwing window exits and into an inflatable slide/raft deployed from the front right passenger door (the front left slide failed to operate, so the manual inflation handle was pulled). A panicked passenger opened a rear door, which a flight attendant was unable to reseal. Water was also entering through a hole in the fuselage and through cargo doors that had come open, so as the water rose the attendant urged passengers to move forward by climbing over seats. One passenger was in a wheelchair. Finally, Sullenberger walked the cabin twice to confirm it was empty.


  • Hudson River, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009
    15 PM

    US Airways Flight 1549: Sully

    Landing Decesion

    Hudson River, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009
    15 PM

    Sullenberger asked controllers for landing options in New Jersey, mentioning Teterboro Airport. Permission was given for Teterboro's Runway 1, Sullenberger initially responded "Yes", but then: "We can't do it ... We're gonna be in the Hudson". The aircraft passed less than 900 feet (270 m) above the George Washington Bridge. Sullenberger commanded over the cabin address system, "Brace for impact", and the flight attendants relayed the command to passengers. Meanwhile, air traffic controllers asked the Coast Guard to caution vessels in the Hudson and ask them to prepare to assist with the rescue.


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook announced Facebook Graph Search

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

    On January 15, 2013, Facebook announced Facebook Graph Search, which provides users with a "precise answer", rather than a link to an answer by leveraging data present on its site.


  • England
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    Theresa May

    Largest majority against a United Kingdom government in history

    England
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    On 15 January 2019, May's government was defeated in the House of Commons by a margin of 230 votes (202 in favour and 432 opposed) in a vote on her deal to leave the European Union. It was the largest majority against a United Kingdom government in history.


  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    Brexit

    House of Commons voted 432 to 202 against the deal

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    On 15 January 2019, the House of Commons voted 432 to 202 against the deal, which was the largest majority against a United Kingdom government ever.


  • Los Gatos, California, United States
    Wednesday Jan 15, 2020

    Aaron Hernandez

    Netflix documentary

    Los Gatos, California, United States
    Wednesday Jan 15, 2020

    A Netflix documentary entitled Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez was released for streaming on January 15, 2020.


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