Historical Events on January 15 (Part 2)

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1994 Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • 1995 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
  • 1995 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • 1995 Western Washington begins using new area code 360
  • 1995 AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • 1995 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 38-28

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1997 Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station

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1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, calls for an international ban on landmines, angering ministers in the UK

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer

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1998 NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn

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1998 Dino Ciccarelli is traded for the fourth time, from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Florida Panthers

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1999 The Racak incident: 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak are killed by Yugoslav security forces
  • 2001 Wikipedia a free Wiki or content encyclopedia is launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger
  • 2005 ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.
  • 2005 An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system
  • 2007 Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2007 64th Golden Globes: Babel, Forest Whitaker, & Helen Mirren win

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2007 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about the Biafran War, "Half of a Yellow Sun", is published

Historic CommunicationMiracle on the Hudson

2009 Chesley Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in NYC. All passengers and crew members survive in what becomes known as the "Miracle on the Hudson"
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  • 2010 15th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Hurt Locker wins Best Film
  • 2011 Wikipedia the free internet encyclopedia turns 10 years old

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2012 69th Golden Globes: "The Descendants," George Clooney & Meryl Streep win

  • 2013 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria
  • 2013 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza
  • 2015 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Boyhood wins Best Film
  • 2016 American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan unveils newest exhibit replica skeleton of a Titanosaur dinosaur (found 2010 Argentina), largest known dinosaur at 70 tons, 37m
  • 2016 Islamist militants attack a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso killing 28, injuring 56
  • 2018 Fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber are suspended from magazines including Vogue, after allegations of sexual harassment in "The New York Times"
  • 2018 Protests against the current government turn violent in Tunis, Tunisia marking the seventh anniversary of the revolution

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2018 US Gynmnast Simone Biles says she is one of more than 130 women sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles
  • 2018 Operation in El Junquito, Venezuela, to capture terrorist group including Oscar Pérez, accused of mounting a coup, ends in 4 deaths
  • 2018 Romanian Social Democrat (PSD) Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns after 7 months in office
  • 2018 Pope Francis arrives in Chile for a three-day visit amid child sexual abuse claims against church clergy