Historical Events on January 15, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit" premieres
  • Great Molasses Flood; 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston Massachusetts, drowning 21, injuring 150
  • Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland
  • Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps
  • Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
  • W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room" premieres in NYC