Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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.
Saturday, January 15, 1994
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.
announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992
, the largest single-year corporate loss in United States
history to date.
Wednesday, January 15, 1992
Thirty-five European nations, meeting in Vienna
, agree to strengthen human rights
and strengthen East-West trade.
, 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
Thursday, January 15, 1976
Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, U.S. President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
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.
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 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.
Tuesday, January 15, 1957
Mau Mau leader Waruhiu Itote is captured in Kenya.
Thursday, January 15, 1953
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
Wednesday, January 15, 1936
Political violence causes almost 100 deaths in Spain
Tuesday, January 15, 1929
Saturday, January 15, 1927
Wednesday, January 15, 1890
The United Mine Workers of America is founded.
completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
Tuesday, January 15, 1889
Saturday, January 15, 1870
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
Wednesday, January 15, 1851
Thursday, January 15, 1784
Tuesday, January 15, 1782
Wednesday, January 15, 1777
Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense".
The British Museum opens (after 6 years of development).
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)
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)
is reconstructed after a long desertion, marking the beginning of contemporary Nanjing
Wednesday, January 11, 859 (Julianian calendar)
Iberian peninsula: Battle of Abelda: the Asturians
defeat the Muslims.
Wednesday, January 11, 708 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 17, 69 (Julianian calendar)
Otho seizes power in Rome
, proclaims himself emperor, and reigns for three months before committing suicide