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15 January

69 – Roman Empire – Emperor Galba murdered.  Marcus Otho Caesar Augustus became Roman Emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/galba-index.html  http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/otho.html

708 – Rome – Sisinnius became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sisinnius

1559 – England – Coronation of Elizabeth I at Westminster Abbey, London. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=elizabeth1

1759 – GB – British Museum opened in London. http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/the_museums_story/general_history.aspx

1815 – USA – Capture of USS President (War of 1812). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_USS_President

1865 – USA – Second Battle of Fort Fisher ended (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fort-fisher.html

1891 – USA – Ghost Dance Wars ended (Sioux Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Dance_War


1910 – USA – Buffalo Bill Dam, Wyoming completed. https://youtu.be/0MvabiF-zXw https://www.usbr.gov/gp/multimedia/publications/buffalo_bill_brochure.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bill_Dam


1919 – USA – Large molasses tank burst causing wave through streets of Boston, Massachusetts, 21 killed. http://youtu.be/24KWN6nH1fI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood


1919 – Germany – Spartacist Uprising ended. https://youtu.be/idZuVcTTGuU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacist_uprising

1934 – India – Earthquake measuring 8.1Mw, epicentre in Bihar, 10,700 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934_Bihar_earthquake

1934 – France – Air France plane crashed at Corbigny, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19340115-0

1937 – Spain – Second Battle of Corunna Road ended (Spanish Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_the_Corunna_Road

1941 – Germany – RAF bomber attacked Emden and Wilhelmshaven (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1941 – Brazil – LATI plane crashed off Fernando de Noronha, RN, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19410115-0

1942 – Papua New Guinea – RAAF plane crashed at Kavieng Harbour, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420115-3


1943 – USA – Construction of Pentagon completed. https://youtu.be/cPQ6mGfGhbs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pentagon

1943 – Suriname – TWA plane crashed near Paramaribo, 35 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420115-3

1944 – Serbia – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed near Beograd-Zemun Airfield, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440115-1

1944 – Argentina – Earthquake measuring 7.8Mw, epicentre in San Juan, 10,000 killed. https://youtu.be/vE8VuVpLeRw  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1944_San_Juan_earthquake

1945 – Philippines – US Navy plane crashed at Tacloban Airport, 21 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450115-3

1946 – France – RAF plane crashed near Marsaille, 25 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460115-0

1953 – Italy – RAF plane crashed off Afrigento, 26 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530115-0

1962 – Greece – Derveni Papyrus found. http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/11/07/derveni-papyrus-to-make-unesco-list/

1967 – South Vietnam – Operation Deckhouse Five ended (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Deckhouse_Five

1969 – USSR – Soyuz 5 launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1969-005A

1970 – Nigeria – Nigerian Civil War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_Civil_War

1974 – Indonesia – Malari Riot began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malari_incident

1975 – Angola/Portugal – Alvor Agreement signed (Angolan War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvor_Agreement

1977 – Sweden – Linjeflyg Flight 618 crashed near Stockholme-Bromma Airport, 22 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19770115-1

1984 – Austria – Paralympic III Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Innsbruck. http://www.paralympic.org/innsbruck-1984

1990 – Costa Rica – SANSA Flight 32 crashed near San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport, 23 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19900115-0

2001 – USA – Wikipedia launched. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia


2009 – USA – US Airways Flight 1549 made emergency landing on the Hudson River, New York City, NY. https://youtu.be/v6s7ODq3cOM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20090115-0

2009 – Russia – Earthquake measuring 7.4Mw, epicentre east of Kuril Island.

2009 – UK – Earthquake measuring 3.3Mw, epicentre in Shetland Isles, Scotland. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/geology/4244656/Earthquake-shakes-the-Shetland-Islands.html

2010 – Chad – Chadian Civil War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chadian_Civil_War_(2005%E2%80%9310)

2013 – Egypt – Train derailed near Giza, 19 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21021391

2016 – Burkino Faso – Cappuccino Restaurant & Splendid Hotel siege in Ouagadougou, 30 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35332792

York

1853 – Alfred Waddington and James Barber were executed at gallows behind Castle Walls. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf