Today in History -15 January

Important Events

588 BC Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England
1559 Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
1759 British Museum opens in Montague House, London
1902 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud leads 40 men over the walls of Riyadh and takes the city, marking the beginning of the Third Saudi State
2001 Wikipedia a free Wiki or content encyclopedia is launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger

Jan 15 in Film & TV

1981 “Hill Street Blues” premieres on NBC-TV

Jan 15 in Music

1895 Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)

Jan 15 in Sport

1892 Basketball rules first published in Triangle Magazine, written by James Naismith

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