What Happened on January 15

Significant 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 Music

Did You Know?

1st top hat worn by John Etherington of London

On January 15, 1797

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

Famous Weddings

  • 1930 Businesswoman Estée Lauder (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauder
  • 1953 Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia
  • 1955 Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)
  • 2011 PGA golfer Hunter Mahan (28) weds former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi Harris in Dallas, Texas
  • 2013 "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
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