Historical Events In August - 15
Monday, 14 June 2021
1907 Paul Vincze, medallist on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history joseph Joachim, German violinist/composer, dies at 76
1909 On August - 15 raymond O'Malley, teacher
1910 Hugo Winterhalter, composer on August - 15.
1911 Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening on August - 15.
1912 On August - 15 yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game
1912 Julia Child, Pasadena Calif, chef (French Chef) on August - 15.
1914 Panama Canal opens (under cost) on this day in history.
1914 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2) on this day in history.
1914 On August - 15 peter Nicholson Gunn, writer
1914 Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28] on this day in history.
1915 On August - 15 journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia
1915 On this day in history alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist
1915 Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched on August - 15.
1916 Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer on this day in history.
1917 Prv. Michael James O'Rourke (7th Cdn. infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70 France on this day in history.
1918 First full length cartoon (The Sinking of the Lusitania) on August - 15.
1918 US and Russia sever diplomatic ties on this day in history.
1918 1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania) on this day in history.
1918 Florian Zabach, Chicago, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy) on this day in history.
1918 On August - 15 peter Gast, composer, dies at 64
1919 Huntz Hall, NYC, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game) on this day in history.
1922 On this day in history lukas Foss, [Fuchs], Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie)
1923 On this day in history eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State
1923 Rose Marie, NYC, actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show) on this day in history.
1925 Norway annexes Spitsbergen on August - 15.
1931 On August - 15 ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)
1935 On August - 15 gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75
1936 Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64 on August - 15.
1939 On August - 15 "Wizard of Oz" premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood
1939 "Wizard of Oz" premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood on this day in history.
1940 On August - 15 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazi)
1941 Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto on this day in history.
1942 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel on August - 15.