By The Associated Press
Today in History
Today is Monday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2018. There are 350 days left in the year. This is the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Jan. 15, 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of War (now Defense).
On this date:
In 1559, England’s Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
In 1777, the people of New Connecticut declared their independence. (The republic later became the state of Vermont.)
In 1892, the original rules of basketball, devised by James Naismith, were published for the first time in Springfield, Massachusetts.