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Friday January 15, 2016

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January 15

 

January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the calendar. 

There are 351 days remaining until the end of the year 2016

 

the sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:24 am 

and sunset will be at 5:15 pm. 

 

Today we will have 9 hours and 51 minutes of sun. 

The lunar phase is a Waxing Crescent. 

 

first high tide was at 3:45 am 

and the next high tide will be at 3:35 pm. 

The first low tide will be at 9:35 am 

and the next low tide at 9:31 pm.

 

Today is Hat Day

 

It's International Fetish Day 

 

The second day of the sidereal winter solstice festivals in India (see January 14):

 

Thai Pongal, harvest festival of South India (Tamils)

 

Arbor Day (Egypt)

 

Armed Forces Day (Nigeria)

 

Indian Army Day (India)

 

John Chilembwe Day (Malawi)

 

Korean Alphabet Day (North Korea)

 

Sagichō at Tsurugaoka Hachimangū. (Kamakura, Japan)

 

Teacher's Day (Venezuela)

 

If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You!  You get to share birthday cake with:

 

1622 – Molière, French actor and playwright (d. 1673)

 

1908 – Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 2003)

 

1909 – Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (d. 1973)

 

1918 – Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Egypt (d. 1970)

 

1929 – Queen Ida, American accordion player and producer

 

1929 – Martin Luther King, Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

 

1936 – Obo Addy, Ghanaian drummer and dancer (d. 2012)

 

1941 – Captain Beefheart, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

 

1951 – Charo, Spanish singer, guitarist, and actress

 

1981 – Pitbull, American rapper, producer, and actor

 

1988 – Skrillex, American singer-songwriter, DJ, and producer

 

on this day in history...

 

1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

 

1759 – The British Museum opens.

 

1844 – University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.

 

1870 – A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).

 

1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta.

 

1892 – James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.

 

1908 – The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African American college women.

 

1919 – Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps at the end of the Spartacist uprising.

 

1943 – The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.

 

1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10.

 

1973 – Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.

 

2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York. All passengers and crew 

members survive.