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Historical Events In August - 15

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1969  Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm) on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history woodstock music festival  

1969  On August - 15 stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97  

1970  On this day in history karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66  

1971  Bahrain gains independence from Britain on August - 15.  

1971  Hurricane Beth drops 296 mm of rain on Halifax and washes out highways and bridges in Nova Scotia on August - 15.  

1971  Pres Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents on August - 15.  

1971  Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76 on this day in history.  

1972  On August - 15 alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89  

1973  On August - 15 black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens  

1974  On August - 15 south Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination  

1974  On August - 15 edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82  

1975  On August - 15 mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53  

1976  On this day in history jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84  

1978  On this day in history harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80  

1979  Hurricane David in Dominican Republic, Dominica killing 2,069 people on August - 15.  

1982  Patrick J G McGee, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon), dies at 60 on August - 15.  

1983  Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42 on August - 15.  

1985  Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1986  Pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for the Challenger on this day in history.  

1988  Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82 on August - 15.  

1989  On August - 15 f de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies  

1990  On this day in history nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66  

1991  750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park on August - 15.  

1991  On this day in history marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74  

1992  On this day in history evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies  

1993  On August - 15 robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93  

1994  Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80 on August - 15.  

1995  On this day in history erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77  

1996  Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

2000  A group of 100 separated family members from North Korea arrive in South Korea for temporary reunions with relatives they have not seen for half a century on August - 15.  

2007  On this day in history an 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing 512 people, injuring more than 1,500, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean.  

2007  On August - 15 india marks the 60th anniversary of their independence from the British Empire.  

2007  NBA referee Tim Donaghy surrenders to police and pleads guilty to charges brought up by the FBI investigation that he placed bets on games that he refereed on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1171  On this day in history birth of king Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)  

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 August - 15 birth of bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)  

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  Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740) was born on August - 15.  

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

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  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 August - 15.  

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

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