History – 15 January 2019

  • 1759 – The British Museum was established at the Montagueway House in London.
  • 1784 – Establishment of the Asian Society of Bengal.
  • 1839 – El Salvador found formally independence after the dissolution of the Central American Federation.
  • 1889 – Coca-Cola Company (then Pemberton Madison Company) incorporated in Georgia.
  • 1934 – India and Nepal have an 8.7-magnitude earthquake. More than 11,000 people died in this earthquake
  • 1943 – The construction of the world’s largest office building Pentagon is completed.
  • 1949 – K M Kariyappa becomes the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. Since then, it is celebrated as Army Day on 15th January.
  • 1965 – The underground nuclear test conducted by Soviet Russia created the Chagan Lake of Kazakhstan.
  • 1965 – Establishment of Indian Food Corporation.
  • 1975 – Portugal sign agreements for Angola’s independence.
  • 1986 – M. Cariappa (Retd), First Army Commander, Chief of the Army, was given the Field Marshal degree.
  • 1988 – India’s wicket keeper Kiran More made a mark in the Madras Test by stumping the five West Indian batsmen.
  • 1988 – Former India bowler Narendra Hirwani, taking a historic achievement, took 16 wickets in his first Test match against the West Indies.
  • 1990 – After the parliament of Bulgaria ended the monopoly of the Communist Party on power in this country, after which the path of multi-party democracy was cleared.
  • 1992 – Bulgaria recognizes the Balkan country, Macedonia.
  • 1998 – Initiative of the Summit of Trident India, Bangladesh and Pakistan in Dhaka.
  • 1999 – The first world leader to sign the ‘Annie Franc Declaration’ becomes the Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan.
  • 1999 – All civil administrative work in Pakistan transferred to the army.
  • 2006 – The British High Court orders the ban on two bank accounts of Quattrocchi.
  • 2007 – Saddam’s half-brother and former head of the Iraqi court have been charged on the death penalty.
  • 2008 – Board of Public Sector Company, Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL), approved the project of laying gas pipeline from Dabhol to Bangalore in Maharashtra.
  • 2008 – Indo-China border dispute was discussed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to China
  • 2008 – Astronomers claim to find the essential ingredient for the life of the galaxy, which is 25 million light-years away from Earth.
  • 2009 – Film Slumdog Millionaire got place in the categories of BAFTA Awards.
  • 2010 – The longest solar eclipse of the duration of more than three hours duration. Due to this, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched six rockets to study the effects on the upper atmosphere and on the environment of the Earth.
  • 2013 – A rocket attack in Aleppo University of Syria killed 83 people and injured 150 people.
  • 2016 – 28 people were killed and 56 injured in a terrorist attack in the Ouagadougou hotel in West African country Burkina Faso.

The person born on January 15

  • 1795 – Russian writer and politician Lexander Giriboadoff was born in a drama writing.
  • 1856 – Ashwini Kumar Dutt – famous Indian politician, social activist and patriot of India.
  • 1918 – Yashwant Agarwadekar was very radical revolutionary of the Gomantak Dal.
  • 1921 – Babasaheb Bhosale – politician, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
  • 1926 – Khashaba Jadhav – India’s first wrestling player, who won the bronze medal (first of Independent India) at the Helsinki Olympics.
  • 1938 – Chosen Goswami – Famous Indian footballer
  • 1956 – Mayawati Naina Kumari – Rajyapidya, Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Death on January 15

  • 1761 AD – Sadashivrao Bhau – was a Maratha hero famous in Indian history.
  • 1854 – German mathematician and physicist George Simon Ohm dies at age 67.
  • 1998 – Gulzarilal Nanda – Former Executive Prime Minister of India.
  • 2009 – Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner and famous filmmaker Tapan Sinha dies
  • 2012 – Hommai Vyaravala – India’s first female photo reporter

Important Events and Festivals of January 15

  • Ganga Sea Main Bath / Aquarius Shahi Bath
  • Pongal Fiesta Tamil Nadu (from Panchangwad today even today).  
  • Mr. Guljari Lal Nanda Smriti Day
  • Indian Army Army Day