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Historical Events In August - 15

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1943  On August - 15 allies land on Kiska Aleutians  

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

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

1944  Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history south Korea liberated from Japanese rule  

1945  On August - 15 uS wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends  

1945  On August - 15 a riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II  

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 August - 15.  

1948  On August - 15 korea proclaims itself a republic  

1948  Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day) on August - 15.  

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

1949  WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting on August - 15.  

1950  8.6 quake kills over 1,000 in Assam, India on this day in history.  

1950  8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000 on August - 15.  

1951  On this day in history 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  On August - 15 inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage.  

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

1957  On August - 15 david Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon  

1957  On this day in history uSAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter  

1958  On this day in history william L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65  

1960  Congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day) on August - 15.  

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

1962  Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia on August - 15.  

1963  On this day in history john Powell, composer, dies at 80  

1964  Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history uS National Guard called out to deal with race riots in Los Angeles  

1966  Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64 on August - 15.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 15 birth of king Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)  

1195  Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231) was born on August - 15.  

1432  On this day in history birth of luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)  

1575  On this day in history birth of bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)  

1613  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on August - 15.  

1619  On August - 15 birth of hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate  

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 this day in history death of servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered  

0423  On August - 15 flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

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

1038  On August - 15 stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies  

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

1057  Death of Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on August - 15.  

1118  Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on this day in history.  

1196  Death of Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173) on this day in history.  

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