Friday, the 15th of January, 2016 is the 15th day in 2016 and in the 2nd calendar week.
General Events:
Wikipedia Day 2016
January 15, 2016 in the World
Wikipedia Day is celebrated on January 15, 2016. January 15 is known as Wikipedia Day to Wikipedians. On this date in the year 2001, the wiki-based Wikipedia project went public after spending five days on Nupedia. Wikipedia Day has been celebrated, both online and offline, for several years.
Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia that the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation supports. Volunteers worldwide collaboratively write Wikipedia’s 30 million articles in 287 languages, including over 4.4 million in the English Wikipedia. Anyone who can access the site can edit almost any of its articles.
Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia on January 15, 2001, the latter creating its name Wikipedia, from a portmanteau of wiki (a type of collaborative website, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning “quick”) and encyclopedia.
Where is the event?
International Fetish Day
January 15, 2016 in the World
International Fetish Day is observed on January 15, 2016. International Fetish Day is a day supporting the BDSM community. It originated in the United Kingdom as “National Fetish Day”. The first International Fetish Day was held on 16 January 2009 (the third Friday of the year).
The main purpose of International Fetish Day is to increase awareness and support of the fetish community, whilst also opposing the new law criminalising possession of “extreme pornography”. BDSM is a variety of erotic practices involving dominance and submission, role-playing, restraint, and other interpersonal dynamics. International Fetish Day is also designed to encourage members of the community to be more open about their sexuality.
On National Fetish Day, one of the main aspects is that members of the community wear an item of purple clothing as a sign that they are a member, in an event known as “Perverts Wear Purple”. The main benefit of this act is that it indicates that someone is a member of the community whilst being “Vanilla” at the same time. Purple is a colour widely used in BDSM circles.
Where is the event?
Indian Army Day
January 15, 2016 in India
Indian Army Day takes place on January 15, 2016. Army Day is celebrated every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa’s taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander, in 1948. The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in national capital as well as all 6 Army Command headquarters. The Army rededicates itself to become a part of the ‘War Winning Team’ on this day. The day begins with paying homage to the martyred soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate, New Delhi. It is followed by parades and many military shows which feature the technology and achievements in Army which is held at the Delhi Cantonment every year. Unit credentials and Sena Medals are also presented for gallantry on the occasion.
Where is Indian Army Day?
Nationwide India
Alphabet Day in North Korea
January 15, 2016 in North Korea
Alphabet Day in North Korea is celebrated on January 15, 2016. The Korean Alphabet Day is a national Korean commemorative day marking the invention and the proclamation of the Korean alphabet, the native alphabet of the Korean language, by King Sejong the Great. It is celebrated on January 15 to mark the date, January 15, 1444 (1443 in lunar calendar), which is believed to be that of the actual creation of Hunmin Jeongeum.
Where is Alphabet Day in North Korea?
Nationwide North Korea
Lee-Jackson Day
January 15, 2016 in Commonwealth of Virginia
Lee-Jackson Day takes place on January 15, 2016. Lee-Jackson Day is a holiday celebrated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the USA, for the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The original holiday, created in 1889, celebrated Lee’s birthday. Jackson’s name was added to the holiday in 1904. In 1983, the holiday was merged with the new federal holiday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as Lee-Jackson-King Day in Virginia. This merge was reverted in 2000. Lee-Jackson Day is currently observed on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is the third Monday in January. Typical events include a wreath laying ceremony with military honors, a Civil War themed parade, symposia and gala ball. State offices are closed for both holidays.
Where is Lee-Jackson Day?
Nationwide Commonwealth of Virginia
National Hat Day
January 15, 2016 in the USA
National Hat Day takes place on January 15, 2016. A hat is a head covering. It can be worn for protection against the elements, for ceremonial or religious reasons, for safety, or as a fashion accessory. In the past, hats were an indicator of social status.
Extravagant hats were popular in the 1980s, and in the early 21st century, flamboyant hats made a comeback, with a new wave of competitive young milliners designing creations that include turban caps, trompe-l’oeil-effect felt hats and tall headpieces made of human hair.
Some new hat collections have been described as “wearable sculpture.” Many pop stars, among them Lady Gaga, have commissioned hats as publicity stunts.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 15th January:
588 BC – Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
69 – Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor, only rules for three months before committing suicide
1535 – Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England
1559 – Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
1582 – Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic
1797 – 1st top hat worn (John Etherington of London)
1863 – 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia
1907 – Gold dental inlays first described by William Taggart, who invented them
1915 – Japan claims economic control of China
1919 – 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
1927 – The Tennessee Supreme Court overturns (on a technicality) John T Scopes’ guilty verdict for teaching evolution — but the law itself remains in force
1934 – 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
1935 – 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
1944 – European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany
1945 – The Manhattan Project’s G-5 Group, headed by Physicist’s Donald Kerst and Seth Neddermeyer, take their first betatron pictures of a nuclear implosion at the Los Alamos Laboratory
1970 – Republic of Biafra disbands and joins Nigeria
1971 – Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
1975 – Portugal signs accord for Angola’s independence
1983 – Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, calls for an international ban on landmines, angering ministers in the UK
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online
2005 – ESA’s SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon
2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive