On This Day in History - January 15

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What Happened On This Day In History - January 15

1582 January 15

1582-01-15

Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic

1777 January 15

1777-01-15

People of New Connecticut, Vermont, declare independence from England

1797 January 15

1797-01-15

1st top hat worn (John Etherington of London)

1863 January 15

1863-01-15

1st U.S. newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal

1919 January 15

1919-01-15

2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21

1934 January 15

1934-01-15

8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die

1943 January 15

1943-01-15

World's largest office building, Pentagon, completed

1951 January 15

1951-01-15

"Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000

1969 January 15

1969-01-15

Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

1976 January 15

1976-01-15

U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.

1983 January 15

1983-01-15

Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours

1988 January 15

1988-01-15

Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 and 8-75) vs. WI on Test debut

1997 January 15

1997-01-15

Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station

2001 January 15

2001-01-15

Wikipedia, the free (Wiki) online encyclopaedia went online.

2009 January 15

2009-01-15

U.S. Airways plane ditches in the Hudson River - all 155 passengers survive