15-jan in hisotry
January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year (351 in leap years).
2005 – ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
1991 – The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
1949 – Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
1870 – A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).
Holidays and observances @ 15-JAN
Army Day (India)
Armed Forces Day (Nigeria)
Tree Planting Day (Egypt)
John Chilembwe Day (Malawi)
Korean Alphabet Day (North Korea)
One of the two Carmentalia, in honor of Carmenta. (Roman Empire)
Maatu Pongal, celebrated by performing Jallikattu (Tamil)