Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15 in History

January 15 is the 15th day of the year. There are 351 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1559 – Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London. 
  • 1759 – The British Museum opened. 
  • 1777 – New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declared its independence.
  • 1844 – The University of Notre Dame received its charter from the state of Indiana.
  • 1870 – A political cartoon for the first time portrayed the Democratic Party with as a donkey.
  • 1936 – The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, was completed in Toledo, OH.
  • 1943 – The world's largest office building (at the time), The Pentagon, was dedicated in Arlington, VA.
  • 1967 – The first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. 
  • 2001– Wikipedia, a free content encyclopedia, went online.

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