Gyaanipedia:OnThisDay/January 15

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  • 1975 The Alvor Agreement is signed, ending the Angolan War of independence and granting the country independence from Portugal.
  • 1976 Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life in prison for her failed attempt to assassinate US President Gerald Ford.
  • 1991 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II approves Australia instituting its own Victoria Cross honors system, the first county in the British Commonwealth permitted to do so.
  • 1991 UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passes, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.
  • 1992 Slovenia and Croatia's independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is recognized by the international community.
  • 2001 Wikipedia goes online.