Saturday, January 17, 2015

15th January date

15th January in History:
1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta.
1970 – Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

Birthdays you share with:
1929 – Martin Luther King, Jr., American minster and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1938 – Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
1956 – Mayawati, Indian educator and politician, 23rd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Festivals and celebrations:
Earliest day on which International Fetish Day can fall, while January 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Friday in January.
Earliest day on which Martin Luther King, Jr. Day can fall, while January 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in January. (United States)
John Chilembwe Day (Malawi)
Korean Alphabet Day (North Korea)
One of the two Carmentalia, in honor of Carmenta. (Roman Empire)
The second day of the sidereal winter solstice festivals in India (see January 14):
Maatu Pongal, celebrated by performing Jallikattu (Tamil)
Tree Planting Day (Egypt)
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