Historical Events In August - 15
Saturday, 23 January 2021
2013 On this day in history 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 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 On August - 15 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 this day in history.
2018 On this day in history italian PM Giuseppe Conte declares a 12-month state of emergency in Liguria after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge
2018 Boat overturns in floods near the Nile in Northern Sudan, leaving 25 dead, most of them school children on August - 15.
2018 On this day in history suicide bomber attacks tuition centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 48 and injuring 67
2018 On this day in history 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 Bar-hopping for pintxos (Basque tapas) in San Sebastián, Spain, named world's best food experience in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist on August - 15.
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 this day in history.
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.