January 15 is the fifteenth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year and 351 in leap years.
1931 - Mallorca: Tribute of the Association for the Culture of Mallorca to Miquel Costa i Llobera.
1939 - Tarragona: Tarragona is occupied by national forces during the Spanish Civil War.
1941: the Futbol Club Barcelona makes its name Spanish (Club de Fútbol Barcelona) in obedience to a decree of the Franco dictatorship that forces the use of Spanish in the denominations of the associations. #TalDiaComAvui
1978 - Barcelona fires the "Scala", killing 4 workers affiliated to the CNT. Members of this union are being charged with arson. In anarchist circles it has been argued that the fire was due to a government plot.
1981 - Andorra: with the creation of the Andorran government, called the Executive Council, begins the separation of powers in the country and the process of reforms that will culminate in the drafting of the first Constitution, voted by the people in a referendum on March 14 1993. Rest of the world 1724 - Madrid, Spain: Louis of Bourbon and Savoy is proclaimed King of Spain.
1759 - London (UK): British Museum opens.
1777 - Vermont declares independence from England.
1797 - Rivoli (Province of Turin, Italy): Napoleon Bonaparte's army wins the Battle of Rivoli against the Austrians during the First Coalition of the Napoleonic Wars. There are 14,000 Austrian casualties and 5,000 French casualties in the battle.
1869 - Spain: The first general election is held with universal male suffrage.
1889 - Atlanta: Coca-Cola is registered as a Pemberton Medicine Company.
1919 - Germany: Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht and Wilhelm Pieck, leaders of the Communist Party of Germany, are assassinated by the Freikorps.
1967 - Los Angeles: The Green Bay Packers win the first Super Bowl in history after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs by 35-10.
1967 - Kenya: Louis Leakey announces the discovery of human fossils, which he calls Kenyapitecus africanus.
1969 - Baikonur Cosmodrome: The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5, with three cosmonauts, on a mission to dock on Soyuz 4, which was in orbit.
1970 - Niger: After 32 months of fighting for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders.
1970 - Libya: Muammar al-Gaddafi is proclaimed president of Libya.
1973 - Washington: The President of the United States of America, Richard Nixon, announces the suspension of offensive actions in northern Vietnam, as a result of progress in peace negotiations.
1991 - New York: The deadline set by the United Nations for the withdrawal of Iraqi troops occupying Kuwait expires, paving the way for the start of the so-called Operation Desert Storm.
1992 - The European Economic Community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia, which these countries had declared on June 25, 1991, disintegrating from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
2001 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia based on the Wiki collaborative system, is officially born.
2007 - Microsoft is preparing to launch the Xbox 360 in China.
1870 - Castelló d'Empúries: Agustí Cervera i Marquès, musician and composer of sardanas (d. 1947).
1874 - Barcelona: Fructuós Gelabert i Badiella, director, screenwriter, camera operator and film producer.
1913 - Sant Vicenç dels Horts: Narcís Lunes i Boloix, poet, essayist and writer. Master in Gay Knowledge (d. 1987).
1920 - Barcelona: Antoni Ribera i Jordà, writer, ufologist researcher and Catalan diver (d. 2001).
1940 - la Seu d'Urgell: Lluís Racionero i Grau, escriptor i urbanista, que escrigué en català i castellà (m. 2020).
1976 - Tortosa: Meritxell Roigé, Catalan lawyer and politician who has been a member of the Parliament of Catalonia; mayoress of Tortos