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On This Day – January 15th

15th January 2015 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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what happened

All of these events happened on the 15th January.

In AD69 Emperor Otho seizes power in Rome, he only reigned for 3 months!

Ed " It was around that date (cAD79) that the Roman legionary fortress of Deva (Chester) was built by Legion II of the Roman Army"


In 1559 Queen Elizabeth the First was crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey

Ed "Brilliantly portrayed as 'Queenie' in Blackadder"


In1624 Riots flare in Mexico when it announces that all churches are to close

Ed "Suspiciously sounds like the Reformation"

mexican church

In 1929 Martin Luther King is born, this great Civil Rights Leader won the Nobel Peace Prize

Ed " Such an inspirational figure"

martin luther king

In 1948 Ronnie van Zant is born, founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd!

Ed " Come on you must know Sweet Home Alabama and Freebird!"

ronnie van zant

In 1994 Singer Harry Nilsson died of heart failure. Best known for his No1 single "Without You"

Ed: "A great singer much missed"


In 1982 Mark Thatcher is found safe and well after being missing in the Sahara for 6 days whilst taking part in the Paris-Dhaka rally.

Ed" This was one of his more successful ventures into the African Continent!"

mark thatcher

In 1997 Princess Diana sparks Landmine row after calling for an International ban on Land mines

Ed "This still goes on, why?"

p diana

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