On This Day

What Happened on January 15

Important 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
  • 1902 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud leads 40 men over the walls of Riyadh and takes the city, marking the beginning of the Third Saudi State
  • 2001 Wikipedia a free Wiki or content encyclopedia is launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger
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January 15 in Film & TV

  • 1981 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV

January 15 in Music

January 15 in Sport

Did You Know?

World's largest office building, the Pentagon is completed to house the US military

On January 15, 1943

Would You Believe?

Two million gallons of molasses flood Boston Massachusetts in the "Great Molasses Flood" when a storage tank burst, drowning 21 and injuring 150

On January 15, 1919

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