January 15 in History
1759January 15, 1759:
The British Museum opens to the general public.
1844January 15, 1844:
The University of Notre Dame officially becomes a chartered institution.
1892January 15, 1892:
The inventor of basketball, James Naismith publishes his rules for the game in Triangle Magazine.
1919January 15, 1919:
Rosa Luxemburg, co-founder of the German Communist Party, is arrested and killed for her role as an instigator of the Spartacus Revolution, a communist uprising.
1967January 15, 1967:
The first Super Bowl game is played between Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers with the latter emerging as winners.
1971January 15, 1971:
George Harrison’s single, “My Sweet Lord” is released in the UK.
1974January 15, 1974:
The comedy television series, “Happy Days” airs its pilot episode for the first time on ABC.
1981January 15, 1981:
“Hill Street Blues”, the comedic police procedural drama series starts airing on NBC.
2001January 15, 2001:
The free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia goes online for the first time.
2009January 15, 2009:
The Captain Chesley Sullenberger III-piloted US Airways flight number 1549 lands in the Hudson River not long after takeoff with no fatalities.