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.


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