January 15, 1919 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit" premieres
  • Great Molasses Flood; 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston Massachusetts, drowning 21, injuring 150
  • 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

Deaths in History

  • Karl Liebknecht, Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
  • Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-German Marxist revolutionary and founder of the Spartacus League, murdered by the Freikorps at 47