January 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1493 - Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.
- 1559 - Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England.
- 1782 - Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.
- 1892 - James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
- 1962 - The Derveni papyrus, Europe's oldest surviving manuscript dating to 340 BC, is found in northern Greece.
- Famous Birthdays: Nathan Söderblom (Swedish archbishop, Nobel Prize laureate), Pierre S. du Pont (American businessman), Lorenz Böhler (Austrian physician), Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (Finnish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Jean Bugatti (German-Italian engineer)
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