On This Day

Historical Events on January 15 (Part 2)

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  • 1993 Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
  • 1994 15th ACE Cable Awards: Michael Fuchs wins the Golden CableACE for outstanding achievements in advancing the development of cable programming
  • 1994 Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)
  • 1994 Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist

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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
  • 1994 Dallas Mavericks drop a 104-87 decision to the San Antonio Spurs at Reunion Arena to set an unwanted NBA record with their 17th consecutive home defeat; break mark of 16 set by Orlando in 1990
  • 1995 Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
  • 1995 Western Washington begins using new area code 360
  • 1995 AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 17-13
  • 1995 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 38-28

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1997 Controversial Chicago Bulls' forward Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman Eugene Amos in the groin during a game against Minnesota Timberwolves; ultimately pays Amos $200,000 settlement, and is suspended for 11 games without pay

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
  • 1997 Seattle's Sam Perkins ties Jeff Hornacek's NBA single-game record by connecting on 8 straight 3-point field goals during Sonics' 122-78 win over visiting Toronto; Seattle also sets an NBA steals record with 27
  • 1997 San Francisco head coach George Seifert announces his resignation after 8 highly-successful NFL seasons with the 49ers: winningest coach in team history at 108-35; 2 Super Bowl titles

Historic ExpeditionJohn Glenn Orbits Earth

1998 NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again
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John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, getting into his spacecraft Freedom 7 in 1962
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, getting into his spacecraft Freedom 7 in 1962

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1998 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Dino Ciccarelli finds his 5th NHL club; traded from Tampa Bay Lightning to Florida Panthers

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1998 Australian schoolboy Ian Thorpe becomes youngest ever male to become a world swimming champion when he wins 400m freestyle aged 15 years, 3 months in Perth; also wins event at 2001 & 2003 World Championships
  • 1999 The Racak incident: 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak are killed by Yugoslav security forces
  • 2000 Utah's Jerry Sloan becomes 12th coach in NBA history to reach the 700-victory plateau when the Jazz defeat the LA Clippers, 112-75 at the Delta Center, Salt Lake City
  • 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 awardsGolden Globes

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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Passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
Passengers wait to be rescued on the wings of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
  • 2010 15th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Hurt Locker wins Best Film
  • 2011 Wikipedia the free internet encyclopedia turns 10 years old

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

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
  • 2014 LA Dodgers sign pitcher Clayton Kershaw to the biggest deal in baseball history, a 7-year, $215 million package averaging $30.7 million per season
  • 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

BeatificationPapal Visit

2018 Pope Francis arrives in Chile for a three-day visit amid child sexual abuse claims against church clergy

  • 2019 LGBTQ activists accuse the Russian republic of Chechnya of a new gay purge with 40 detained and two killed

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2019 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
  • 2019 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.

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

2019 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
  • 2019 Bomb blast and gunfight at DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, leaves at least 21 dead with militants group claiming responsibility al-Shabab
  • 2019 Chinese scientists confirm they have germinated a cotton seed on the moon on board the Chang’e 4 lander
  • 2019 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie tops US album chart with album "Hoodie Szn" selling a record low 823 copies of just digital sales.
  • 2019 Plastic will outweigh fish in the world's oceans by 2050 according to report by the World Economic Forum