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Historical Events In August - 15

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

1943  Allies land on Kiska Aleutians on August - 15.  

1944  On August - 15 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  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  US wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends on this day in history.  

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

1947  On August - 15 india becomes independent, Islamic part becomes Pakistan  

1947  On this day in history india gains independence from Britain  

1947  On August - 15 india declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan  

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

1948  Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day) on this day in history.  

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

1949  On August - 15 wOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting  

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

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

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

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

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

1956  On August - 15 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  USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter on this day in history.  

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

1960  On this day in history congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day)  

1960  UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen on August - 15.  

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 August - 15 uS National Guard called out to deal with race riots in Los Angeles  

1966  On this day in history gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64  

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

1967  On August - 15 rené Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68  

1968  Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting on this day in history.  

1968  Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84 on August - 15.  

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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 this day in history birth of anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)  

1432  On August - 15 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 August - 15.  

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 August - 15.  

0778  On this day in history death of roland, Frankish commander  

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

1040  On August - 15 death of king Duncan I of Scotland  

1057  On this day in history death of macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan  

1118  On August - 15 alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies  

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

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