On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1815

Historical Events

  • War of 1812: the USS President, an American frigate, is captured by four British frigates

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Morris Naglee, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1886)

Famous Deaths

  • Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson, dies of liver failure at 49
1815 Highlights

About January 15, 1815

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 206 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn