January 15 in History
What happened on January 15 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 15 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 15 in history.
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Slovenia and Croatia’s independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is recognized by the international community.
UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II approves Australia instituting its own Victoria Cross honors system, the first county in the British Commonwealth permitted to do so.
Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.
The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of independence and granting the country independence from Portugal.
US President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action by US troops in Vietnam.
Four of six remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.
Some 462 Yale faculty members call for an end to the bombing in North Vietnam.
Sir Winston Churchill suffers a severe stroke.
Chinese Communists occupy Tientsin after a 27-hour battle with Nationalist forces.
The U.S. Fifth Army successfully breaks the German Winter Line in Italy with the capture of Mount Trocchio.
In London, Japan quits all naval disarmament talks after being denied equality.
Amelia Earhart sets an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.
The U.S. Senate ratifies the Kellogg-Briand anti-war pact.
The Dumbarton Bridge opens in San Francisco carrying the first auto traffic across the bay.
The Dry Law goes into effect in the United States. Selling liquor and beer becomes illegal.
The United States approves a $150 million loan to Poland, Austria and Armenia to aid in their war with the Russian communists.
Peasants in Central Russia rise against the Bolsheviks.
The first telephone line between Berlin and New York is inaugurated.
Union troops capture Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
In a secret session, Congress plans to annex Spanish East Florida.
Riots flare in Mexico when it is announced that all churches are to be closed.