Historical Events In August - 15
Sunday, 01 October 2023
2013 On August - 15 20 people are killed and 200 are injured in an explosion in Beirut
2017 Falling tree kills 13, injures 49 at a religious festival in Funchal, on Portuguese island of Madeira on this day in history.
2017 On this day in history scientists genetic study of the apple reveal its origin was in Kazakhstan, published in "Nature Communications"
2017 On this day in history barack Obama 's tweet "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." in response to Charlottesville violence becomes most-liked tweet ever
2017 Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond one more time on August - 15.
2018 Italian PM Giuseppe Conte declares a 12-month state of emergency in Liguria after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge on August - 15.
2018 On this day in history boat overturns in floods near the Nile in Northern Sudan, leaving 25 dead, most of them school children
2018 Suicide bomber attacks tuition centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 48 and injuring 67 on this day in history.
2018 On August - 15 australian Senator Fraser Anning evokes Nazi euphemism "a final solution to the immigration problem", in proposing outlawing Muslim immigration into Australia in parliament speech
2018 On this day in history record 72,000 Americans (up 10%) killed by drug overdoses in 2017 in new figures by Centers for Disease Control
2018 On this day in history first ever US execution by fentanyl of Carey Dean Moore at Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln
2018 Bar-hopping for pintxos (Basque tapas) in San SebastiÃ¡n, Spain, named world's best food experience in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist on this day in history.
2018 US President Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director and Trump critic John Brennan on this day in history.
2019 On this day in history the European Central Bank shuts down PNB Banka after ruling it had become insolvent; this bank, previously called Norvik Banka, was Latvia's sixth-largest lender, and was a critic of the Baltic country's financial authorities.
2020 On August - 15 the Japanese bulk carrier Wakashio, which stranded on a reef in Mauritius last month, breaks in half. Approximately 1,000 tonnes of oil are spilled into the ocean, becoming the largest environmental disaster in the history of Mauritius.
2021 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls a snap election for 20 September, two years ahead of schedule on this day in history.
2021 On this day in history 2021 Taliban offensive: The Taliban capture Kabul; the Afghan government surrenders to the Taliban.