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On This Day :: January 15

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1919 – German Communist leader Rosa Luxemburg and her colleague Karl Liebknecht were arrested and shot by soldiers after the failure of a left-wing uprising in Berlin.

1969 – Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 5 launch, together with Soyuz 4 achieving first docking of two unmanned spacecraft in Earth orbit.

1991 – Musician Johnny Cash inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1997 – International goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar in court for match-fixing charges.

1997 – Diana visits mine field in Angola.

2001 – Free content encyclopaedia website Wikipedia launches online.

2004 – Bank notes printed with the face of Saddam Hussein ceased to be legal tender in Iraq.

2005 – A U.S. military jury sentenced soldier Charles Graner to 10 years in prison for his role in the abuse of prisoners at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison.

2006 – The ruler of Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who rebuilt his Gulf Arab state after U.S.-led forces ended Iraq’s occupation in 1991, died aged 78.

2009 – A US Airways jet with 155 people on board ditched in the frigid Hudson River off Manhattan after apparently hitting a flock of geese and officials said everyone was rescued.

2013 – Military train crash in Giza, Egypt.

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