January 15, 1493
Christopher Columbus started his trip from Hispaniola to Spain and he somehow ended his trip to the New World.
The British Museum opens.
January 15, 1809
Pierre Joseph Proudhon is born A French politician and socialist who is the first to call himself an anarchist.
January 15, 1906
Aristotle Onassis is born.He was the most famous and successful Greek shipping magnate.
Wikipedia goes on line.