Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (Week 32)

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.

2001
Wikipedia goes online.
1992
Slovenia and Croatia’s independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is recognized by the international community.
1991
UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.
1991
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.
1976
Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.
1975
The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of independence and granting the country independence from Portugal.
1973
US President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action by US troops in Vietnam.
1973
Four of six remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.
1967
Some 462 Yale faculty members call for an end to the bombing in North Vietnam.
1965
Sir Winston Churchill suffers a severe stroke.
1949
Chinese Communists occupy Tientsin after a 27-hour battle with Nationalist forces.
1944
The U.S. Fifth Army successfully breaks the German Winter Line in Italy with the capture of Mount Trocchio.
1936
In London, Japan quits all naval disarmament talks after being denied equality.
1930
Amelia Earhart sets an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.
1929
The U.S. Senate ratifies the Kellogg-Briand anti-war pact.
1927
The Dumbarton Bridge opens in San Francisco carrying the first auto traffic across the bay.
1920
The Dry Law goes into effect in the United States. Selling liquor and beer becomes illegal.
1920
The United States approves a $150 million loan to Poland, Austria and Armenia to aid in their war with the Russian communists.
1919
Peasants in Central Russia rise against the Bolsheviks.
1913
The first telephone line between Berlin and New York is inaugurated.
1865
Union troops capture Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
1811
In a secret session, Congress plans to annex Spanish East Florida.
1624
Riots flare in Mexico when it is announced that all churches are to be closed.

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