What Happened on January 15

Significant Events

  • 588 BC Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
  • 1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England
  • 1559 Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
  • 1759 British Museum opens in Montague House, London
  • 1889 The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1895 Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)
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Did You Know?

World's largest office building, the Pentagon is completed

On January 15, 1943

Famous Weddings

  • 1930 Businesswoman Estée Lauder (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauder
  • 1953 Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia
  • 1955 Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)
  • 2011 PGA golfer Hunter Mahan (28) weds former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi Harris in Dallas, Texas
  • 2013 "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
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