15 January It Happened Today
1759 The British Museum opens for the first time.
1790 Mutineers from HMS Bounty land on Pitcairn Island.
1815 Lady Hamilton, former mistress of Lord Nelson, dies in Calais.
1880 The first telephone directory is published in London.
1906 Birth of the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
1929 Birth of American civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King.