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On This Day — January 15th

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January 15th is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year (351 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Historical Events:

1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

1759 – The British Museum opens.

1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta.

1919 – Great Molasses Flood: A wave of molasses released from an exploding storage tank sweeps through Boston, Massachusetts, killing 21 and injuring 150.

1947 – The Black Dahlia murder: the dismembered corpse of Elizabeth Short was found in Los Angeles.

2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 ditches safely in the Hudson River after the plane collides with birds minutes after take-off.

Celebrity Births:

Actress Dove Cameron turns 22

Rapper Pitbull turns 37

Model Kelly Kelly turns 31

Professional Wrestler Shane McMahon turns 48

Actor James Nesbitt turns 53

Political Commentator Ben Shapiro turns 34

 

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