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  1. After Henry VIII was unhorsed in a jousting competition, his second wife Anne Boleyn was so shocked, that she miscarried a male child at 15 weeks. This all occurred on the day of Henry's first wife Catherine of Aragon's funeral - January 29th 1536.

  2. The Largest Snowflake Was 15 Inches Wide.Guinness World Records lists the largest snowflakes as having fallen during a storm in January 1887 at Fort Keogh, in Montana. A rancher nearby, the book says, called them “larger than milk pans” and measured one at 15 inches wide.

  3. Chinese New Year has been a traditional Chinese Festival for more than 4000 years. It is meant to end the winter season and mark the beginning of spring. Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the first month of the Lunar Calendar. The Lunar Calendar can begin at the end of January or beginning of February and ends with the first full moon - 15 days later.

  4. The greatest 24-hour temperature change recorded in the U.S. was a swing from −54 to +49°F caused by a chinook wind on 15 January 1972, in Loma Montana.

  5. The first Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated Kansas City 35-10. It was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

  6. The temperature in Nunavut's capital Iqaluit in July is 15 degrees Celsius and in January it is -30 degrees Celsius.

  7. There was a Great Molasses Flood that occurred on January 15, 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts. A large molasses storage tank burst open and a huge wave of molasses flooded the streets around 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring 150.

  8. Guinness World Records lists the largest snowflakes as having fallen during a storm in January 1887 at Fort Keogh, in Montana. A rancher nearby, the book says, called them “larger than milk pans” and measured one at 15 inches wide. But no corroborating evidence supports the claim.

  9. The Hartford Convention that took place between December 15, 1814 and January 5, 1815 essentially branded the Federalists as traitors and they lost their standing after being discredited.

  10. In January 15 1973 the Soviets landed a robot rover on the moon and drove it around its landing craft until June 1973

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Sir William Petty built the first catamarans in Europe in 1663. His first catamaran, The Experiment, set a speed record 16 knots in January 1663. And his second catamaran, The Invention, raced across the Irish Sea in July 1663 and arrived in Dublin 15 hours ahead of the Hollyhead mailboat

Brady died in New York City on January 15, 1896 at the age of seventy-three. He had been recently hit by a streetcar, which contributed to his demise.

On Wednesday 15 January 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts, a 90-foot wide cast iron tank containing two-and-a-half million gallons of crude molasses exploded. The tank was set 50 feet above street level, and at times was up to 15 feet high, reaching a speed of 35mph.

The first African American governor, named Pinckney Pinchback, was elected in Louisiana and only served for 15 days, from December 29, 1872, to January 13, 1873.