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Historical Events In August - 15

Friday, 03 July 2020

1876  US law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find on August - 15.  

1876  On August - 15 aleksandar Belic, Serb linguist  

1878  On this day in history pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)  

1879  On this day in history ethel Barrymore, Phila, actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green)  

1885  Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer on this day in history.  

1886  Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game on August - 15.  

1886  Bill Whitty, cricketer (Australian left-arm bowler 1909-12) on this day in history.  

1888  The birth of T.E Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and author on this day in history.  

1888  On August - 15 albert Spalding, composer  

1889  The Great London dock strike from August 15 to September 16 helps extend British trade unionism from the skilled classes to the less skilled on this day in history.  

1890  Jacques Ibert, Paris France, composer (Escales) on August - 15.  

1891  On this day in history san Sebastian Church in Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and blessed.  

1892  On August - 15 4th & last British government of Gladstone forms  

1892  Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer on this day in history.  

1893  US no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea on this day in history.  

1893  Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer on this day in history.  

1896  Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor on August - 15.  

1897  Marion Eugene Bauer, composer on this day in history.  

1898  Lillian Carter, Pres Carter's (1977-1981) mom on August - 15.  

1899  Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out 5 times in a game on this day in history.  

1900  On August - 15 regular service is commenced over the 3'0" gauge White Pass and Yukon Railway between Skagway, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon.  

1900  On this day in history estelle Brody, NYC, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything)  

1901  Arch Rock, danger to Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro on August - 15.  

1901  The Cadillac motor company founded in Detroit on August - 15.  

1901  On this day in history arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68)  

1901  On this day in history karl Weinhold, Germany, sociologist, dies at 77  

1902  On August - 15 jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)  

1903  On August - 15 new Zealand wins first rugby union test against Australia, 22-3.  

1904  Bill Baird, Grand Is Nebr, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie, Muppet Show) on August - 15.  

1905  Phila A's Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings on this day in history.  

1906  First freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago on August - 15.  

1906  On this day in history 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago  

1906  Finn Videro, composer on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history members of Australia's federal parliament vote themselves their first pay rise, of 50 per cent.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1171  King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230) was born on August - 15.  

1195  Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231) was born on this day in history.  

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) was born on this day in history.  

1575  On August - 15 birth of bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)  

1613  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate was born on August - 15.  

1688  On this day in history birth of frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)  

1702  Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher was born on August - 15.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on August - 15.  

0423  Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on this day in history.  

0778  Death of Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.  

1038  On this day in history stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies  

1040  Death of King Duncan I of Scotland on this day in history.  

1057  On August - 15 death of macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan  

1118  On this day in history alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies  

1196  Death of Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173) on August - 15.  

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