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Historical Events In August - 15

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

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 August - 15.  

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  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  On this day in history korea proclaims itself a republic  

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

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

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1963  John Powell, composer, dies at 80 on August - 15.  

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  Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history 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  On August - 15 pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting  

1968  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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  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  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 this day in history.  

1038  Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1118  On this day in history 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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