11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 15 January


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1559 - Queen Elizabeth I is crowned in Westminster Abbey

2. 1929 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is born

3. 1943 - The Pentagon headquarters of the Department of Defense is completed after just 16 months construction

4. 1953 - Harry S Truman becomes the first U.S. President to use radio and television to give his farewell address

5. 1961 - Motown Records signs The Supremes

6. 1967 - The first Super Bowl is played: Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10

7. 1970 - Muammar al-Qaddafi becomes Premier of Libya

8. 1973 - President Nixon orders a halt to American bombing in North Vietnam - following peace talks in Paris

9. 1976 - Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life in prison for her attempt on the life of U.S. President Ford in San Francisco.

10. 1982 The UK Prime Minister's son, Mark Thatcher, is on his way home after being missing in the Sahara for six days

11. 1997 – Diana The Princess of Wales angers government ministers after calling for an international ban on landmines

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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