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Hamas 'in principle' accepts the United Nations' call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. //www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1231950847330pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull ("Jerusalem Post")

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Federal Court of Australia orders a Japanese whaling company to stop research whaling within their Exclusive Economic Zone.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Iran's nuclear program: An Iranian official says that Iran is continuing its nuclear program despite being sanctioned by the United Nations. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6262945.stm (BBC) //abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2795496 (Reuters via ABC News)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

NASA's Stardust mission successfully ends, the first to return dust from a comet.

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

A statement, issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and signed by Pope John Paul II, declared that all Roman Catholic politicians must adhere to church teachings, and that they cannot be faithful to the Church if they vote against Church positions on such issues as abortion.

Monday, January 15, 2001

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, launches on the Internet.

Saturday, January 15, 1994

The "SS American Star" breaks tow in the Atlantic Ocean and is beached at Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands a few days later.

Friday, January 15, 1993

Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq refuses to allow UNSCOM inspectors to use its own aircraft to fly into Iraq, and begins military operations in the demilitarized zone between Iraq and Kuwait, and the northern Iraqi no-fly zones. U.S. forces fire approximately 40 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Baghdad factories linked to Iraq's illegal nuclear weapons program. Iraq then informs UNSCOM that it will be able to resume its flights.
Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as 'The Beast', is arrested in Palermo, Sicily, after 23 years as a fugitive.
IBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992, the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history to date.

Wednesday, January 15, 1992

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia begins to break up. Slovenia and Croatia gain independence and international recognition in some Western countries.

Sunday, January 15, 1989

Thirty-five European nations, meeting in Vienna, agree to strengthen human rights and strengthen East-West trade.

Friday, January 15, 1988

In Jerusalem, Israeli police and Palestinian protestors clash at the Dome of the Rock several police and at least 70 Palestinians are injured.

Tuesday, January 15, 1985

Tancredo Neves is elected president of Brazil by the Congress, ending the 21-year military rule.

Saturday, January 15, 1977

Kälvesta air disaster: A Swedish airliner crashes into a residential area of Stockholm, killing all 22 on board.

Thursday, January 15, 1976

Would-be Gerald Ford presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore is sentenced to life in prison.

Monday, January 15, 1973

Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, U.S. President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.

Friday, January 15, 1971

The Aswan High Dam officially opens in Egypt.

Thursday, January 15, 1970

After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafran forces under Philip Effiong formally surrender to General Yakubu Gowon.

Wednesday, January 15, 1969

The Soviet Union launches "Soyuz 5", which docked with Soyuz 4 for a transfer of crew.

Monday, January 15, 1968

An earthquake in Sicily kills 380 and injures around 1,000.//emidius.mi.ingv.it/CPTI99/CPTI_finestre.html

Saturday, January 15, 1966

The Nigerian coup is overturned by another faction of the military, leaving a military government in power. This is the beginning of a long period of military rule.
A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares, and one into the sea, in the 1966 PalomaresB-52 crash.
A bloody military coup is staged in Nigeria, deposing the civilian government.
About 8,000 U.S. soldiers land in South Vietnam U.S. troops now total 190,000.
Carl Brashear, the first African American United States Navy diver, is involved in an accident during the recovery of a lost H-bomb which results in the utation of his leg.
French police announce that Georges Figon has committed suicide, prior to his arrest for the kidnapping of Mehdi Ben Barka.

Monday, January 15, 1962

Portugal abandons the U.N. General Assembly due to the debate over Angola.

Tuesday, January 15, 1957

Release, in Japan, of the film "Throne of Blood", Akira Kurosawa's reworking of "Macbeth".

Friday, January 15, 1954

Mau Mau leader Waruhiu Itote is captured in Kenya.

Thursday, January 15, 1953

Georg Dertinger, foreign minister of East Germany, is arrested for spying.

Monday, January 15, 1951

Ilse Koch, The Witch of Buchenwald, wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration c, is sentenced to life imprisonment in a court in West Germany.

Wednesday, January 15, 1947

Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress nicknamed the Black Dahlia, is found brutally murdered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. The case remains unsolved to this day.

Wednesday, January 15, 1941

John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford E. Berry describe the workings of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer in print.

Wednesday, January 15, 1936

The first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio, for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.

Sunday, January 15, 1933

Political violence causes almost 100 deaths in Spain.

Tuesday, January 15, 1929

"//www.editions.ehess.fr/revues/annales-histoire-sciences-sociales/ Annales d'histoire économique et sociale" begins publication in France.

Saturday, January 15, 1927

Teddy Wakelam gives the first sports commentary on BBC Radio.

Sunday, January 15, 1922

Friday, January 15, 1892

James Naismith publishes the rules for basketball.

Wednesday, January 15, 1890

The United Mine Workers of America is founded.
Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.

Tuesday, January 15, 1889

The "Coca-Cola Company", then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

Saturday, January 15, 1870

A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the United States Democratic Party with a donkey (A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion by Thomas Nast for "Harper's Weekly").

Sunday, January 15, 1865

American Civil War: United States forces capture Fort Fisher.

Thursday, January 15, 1863

French intervention in Mexico ndash French forces bombard Veracruz.

Thursday, January 15, 1852

Nine men representing various Hebrewcharitable organizations come together to form what will become the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Wednesday, January 15, 1851

Christian Female College, now Columbia College, receives its charter from the Missouri General Assembly.

Monday, January 15, 1844

The University of Notre Dame receives its charter from Indiana.

Friday, January 15, 1802

Canonsburg Academy (now Washington Jefferson College) is chartered by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Sunday, January 15, 1797

London haberdasherJohn Hetherington wears a silk top hat in public and attracts a large crowd of onlookers. He is later fined £500 for causing a public nuisance.

Thursday, January 15, 1784

Henry Cavendish's paper to the Royal Society of London, "Experiments on Air", reveals the composition of water.

Tuesday, January 15, 1782

Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.

Wednesday, January 15, 1777

Vermont declares its independence from New York, becoming the Vermont Republic, an independent country, a status it retains until it joins the United States as the 14th state in 1791.

Monday, January 15, 1776

Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense".

Monday, January 15, 1759

The British Museum opens (after 6 years of development).

Friday, January 15, 1616

After overwintering with the Huron Indians, Samuel de Chlain and Recollect Father Joseph Le Caron visit the Petun and Ottawa Indians of the Great Lakes. This is Chlain's last trip in North America before returning to France. Having secured Canada, he helps create French America, New France, or L'Acadie.

Thursday, January 15, 1609

One of the world's first newspapers, "Avisa Relation oder Zeitung", is published in Augsburg, Germany.

Friday, January 5, 1582 (Julianian calendar)

Russia cedes Livonia and Southern-Estonia to Poland.

Thursday, January 5, 1559 (Julianian calendar)

Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

Tuesday, January 5, 1552 (Julianian calendar)

Monday, January 5, 1534 (Julianian calendar)

Parliament of England passes the "Act Respecting the Oath to the Succession" recognising the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and their children as the legitimate heirs to the throne.ref name=Cassell's Chronology

Tuesday, January 6, 1478 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, January 8, 1208 (Julianian calendar)

Peter of Castelnau is killed by a vassal of Raymond VI of Toulouse, who is held responsible and excommunicated by Pope Innocent III.

Monday, January 10, 914 (Julianian calendar)

Nanjing is reconstructed after a long desertion, marking the beginning of contemporary Nanjing City.
The Samanid prince of BukharaAhmad II Samani is murdered. His son, Nasr ibn Ahmad, succeeds him at the age of 8, under the regency of vizir Abu ’Abd-Allah al-Jaihani. The Abbassids try to benefit from the turmoil of the interregnum to reconquer Sistan, in vain.Joel L. Kraemer //books.google.fr/books?id=O9QUAAAAIAAJpg=PA8 "Philosophy in the renaissance of Islam : Abū Sulaymān Al-Sijistānī and his circle" Brill Archive, 1986 ISBN 978-90-04-07258-9
In India, beginning of the rule of Indra III, kingRashtrakuta of Malkhed.//books.google.fr/books?id=XNxiN5tzKOgCpg=PA368 "Ancient India Par R.C. Majumdar" Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1994 ISBN 978-81-208-0436-4

Wednesday, January 11, 859 (Julianian calendar)

Iberian peninsula: Battle of Abelda: the Asturians defeat the Muslims.
The Russian city of Novgorod is first mentioned in the chronicles.
The University of Al Karaouine is founded in Fes, Morocco (recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest university in the world).

Wednesday, January 11, 708 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Sisinnius succeeds Pope John VII as the 87th pope.ref name=Byz708/

Tuesday, January 17, 69 (Julianian calendar)

Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaims himself emperor, and reigns for three months before committing suicide.
Galba and his adopted son Piso are murdered by the Praetorian Guard on the Roman Forum.
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