Daily Calendar for January 15th, 2020

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1550s

  • 1559: Elizabeth I of England was crowned in Westminster Abbey

1620s

  • Born 1622: Molière (dramatist)

1710s

  • Born 1716: Philip Livingston (patriot, and signer of the Declaration of Independence)

1770s

  • 1777: Vermont declares its independence from Great Britain and the colony of New York as a republic originally called New Connecticut

1790s

  • 1795: The University of N.C., the first state university in the US, opens

1840s

  • Born 1841: The Earl of Derby, Lord Stanley (Canadian Governor General 1888 - 1893)

1860s

  • 1861: E. G. Otis received a patent for an elevator safety brake

1890s

  • Died 1896: Mathew Brady (photographer)

  • Born 1899: Goodman Ace (radio performer)

1900s

  • Born 1909: Gene Krupa (drummer)

1910s

  • Born 1913: Lloyd Bridges (actor)

  • 1919: Great Molasses Flood, Boston, Massachusetts100 Years Ago

1920s

  • Born 1929: Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights leader)

1930s

  • Born 1933: Ernest J. Gaines (novelist)

  • 1936: Ford Foundation is incorporated to administer funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes

  • 1936: First U.S. all-glass windowless structure completed, in Toledo, Ohio

  • 1939: First Pro Bowl game in NFL history is played in Los Angeles, California

1940s

  • 1943: The Pentagon Building in Virginia is completed

  • 1949: First nonstop trans-Canada flight completed

1950s

  • Born 1957: André Alexis (writer)

1960s

  • 1967: The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I

  • Born 1968: Chad Lowe (actor)

1970s

  • Born 1971: Regina King (actress)

  • 1974: Happy Days made its television debut

1980s

  • Born 1981: Howie Day (singer)

  • Died 1987: Ray Bolger (actor)

2000s

  • 2001: Online encyclopedia Wikipedia launched

  • Died 2005: Ruth Warrick (actress)

  • Died 2007: Percy Saltzman (first meteorologist to appear on Canadian television)

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