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Historical Events In August - 15

Sunday, 24 January 2021

1943  Allies land on Kiska Aleutians on August - 15.  

1944  On this day in history allied forces land in the south of France, Marseilles recaptured.  

1944  Anvil-Dragoon, U.S. 6th, 7th and French first Armies, attack Southern France and head toward Southern Germany on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed  

1945  South Korea liberated from Japanese rule on August - 15.  

1945  US wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends on August - 15.  

1945  A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II on August - 15.  

1947  India becomes independent, Islamic part becomes Pakistan on August - 15.  

1947  India gains independence from Britain on this day in history.  

1947  India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan on this day in history.  

1948  Korea proclaims itself a republic on this day in history.  

1948  On August - 15 republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)  

1948  3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias on August - 15.  

1949  On this day in history wOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting  

1950  On August - 15 8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India  

1950  On this day in history 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000  

1951  On August - 15 artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69  

1952  On August - 15 9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34  

1953  Inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage on August - 15.  

1956  On this day in history constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83  

1957  David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon on August - 15.  

1957  On August - 15 uSAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter  

1958  On August - 15 william L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65  

1960  On August - 15 congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day)  

1960  On this day in history uFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen  

1962  On August - 15 shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia  

1963  John Powell, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1964  Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill on August - 15.  

1965  US National Guard called out to deal with race riots in Los Angeles on this day in history.  

1966  On August - 15 gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64  

1967  England's Marine Offense Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down on August - 15.  

1967  On this day in history rené Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68  

1968  Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting on August - 15.  

1968  On August - 15 edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84  

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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  On August - 15 birth of anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)  

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) was born on August - 15.  

1575  Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650) was born on August - 15.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On August - 15 death of servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered  

0423  On this day in history flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

0778  Death of Roland, Frankish commander on this day in history.  

1038  Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on August - 15.  

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  Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on August - 15.  

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

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