On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie tops US album chart with album "Hoodie Szn" selling a record low 823 copies of just digital sales.
  • Beginning of humanity's largest gathering, the Kumbh Mela Hindu festival with 15 million people bathing at the joining of Ganges and Yamuna rivers, India. 120 million expected over next 49 days.
  • Bomb blast and gunfight at DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, leaves at least 21 dead with militants group claiming responsibility al-Shabab
  • Chinese scientists confirm they have germinated a cotton seed on the moon on board the Chang’e 4 lander
  • LGBTQ activists accuse the Russian republic of Chechnya of a new gay purge with 40 detained and two killed
  • Plastic will outweigh fish in the world's oceans by 2050 according to report by the World Economic Forum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU is rejected by UK parliament 432 votes to 202, largest parliamentary defeat in its democratic era

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Witness in El Chapo trial claims former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted $100 million bribe from the drug cartel head
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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States

Famous Deaths

  • Carol Channing, American actress, singer and comedian (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), dies at 97