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 This day in History - January 15
396 Historic Events for January 15
1915

Japan claims economic control of China

Event
1916

Mikki Doyle, journalist

Birth
1918

Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)

Birth
1918

Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)

Birth
1919

W Collison and O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room," premieres in NYC

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1919

Karl Liebknecht, Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47

Death
1919

Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires

Event
1919

Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist revolutionary, murdered

Death
1919

2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21

Event
1919

Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit," premieres

Event
1919

Pianist and statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st premier of Poland

Event
1920

John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)

Birth
1920

John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY

Birth
1922

Franz Fhmann, writer

Birth
1922

Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st premier

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1922

John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89

Death
1923

Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )

Birth
1924

3rd Dutch govt Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

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1924

Geza Zichy, composer, dies at 74

Death
1925

Hans Luther forms German govt, with DNVP

Event
1925

Ruth Slenczynska, Sacramento, California, pianist

Birth
1925

Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist

Birth
1926

Maria Schell, Vienna Austria, actress (Space 1999)

Birth
1926

Enrico Toselli, composer, dies at 42

Death
1927

Francis Routh, composer

Birth