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Historical Events In August - 15

Monday, 19 April 2021

1943  Allies land on Kiska Aleutians on this day in history.  

1944  Allied forces land in the south of France, Marseilles recaptured on this day in history.  

1944  On August - 15 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 August - 15.  

1945  South Korea liberated from Japanese rule on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history 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  On this day in history india becomes independent, Islamic part becomes Pakistan  

1947  On this day in history india gains independence from Britain  

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

1948  On August - 15 korea proclaims itself a republic  

1948  On this day in history republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)  

1948  On this day in history 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias  

1949  On August - 15 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  8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000 on August - 15.  

1951  Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1952  9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34 on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history inmates riot at Kingston Penitentiary; burn three buildings; do $2 million damage.  

1956  Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1957  David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon on this day in history.  

1957  On August - 15 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  On August - 15 congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day)  

1960  UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen on this day in history.  

1962  Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia on this day in history.  

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

1964  On August - 15 race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 15 rené Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68  

1968  On this day in history pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting  

1968  Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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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 August - 15 birth of luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)  

1575  Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history birth of gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)  

1619  On this day in history 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  On August - 15 birth of francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher  

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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  Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on August - 15.  

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

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

1040  Death of King Duncan I of Scotland on August - 15.  

1057  Death of Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on this day in history.  

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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