Historical Events In August - 15
Monday, 24 February 2020
2017 Falling tree kills 13, injures 49 at a religious festival in Funchal, on Portuguese island of Madeira on August - 15.
2017 Scientists genetic study of the apple reveal its origin was in Kazakhstan, published in "Nature Communications" on this day in history.
2017 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 on August - 15.
2017 On this day in history daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond one more time
2018 On August - 15 italian PM Giuseppe Conte declares a 12-month state of emergency in Liguria after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge
2018 On August - 15 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 Record 72,000 Americans (up 10%) killed by drug overdoses in 2017 in new figures by Centers for Disease Control on this day in history.
2018 First ever US execution by fentanyl of Carey Dean Moore at Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln on August - 15.
2018 On August - 15 bar-hopping for pintxos (Basque tapas) in San SebastiÃ¡n, Spain, named world's best food experience in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist
2018 US President Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA Director and Trump critic John Brennan on August - 15.
2019 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 on August - 15.