Historical Events In October - 15
Sunday, 16 February 2020
1996 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1997 Near Coast of Central Chile a 7.3 quake resulted in five people killed at Pueblo Nuevo, one person killed at Coquimbo, one person killed at La Chimba and another died of a heart attack at Punitaqui. More than 300 people injured, 5,000 houses destroyed, 5,700 houses severely damaged, another 10,000 slightly damaged on October - 15.
1997 On October - 15 the Cyprus-registered Evoikos and an empty Thai supertanker Orapin Global collide in the Singapore strait, causing the worst oil spill in the country's history
2005 Birth of Prince Christian of Denmark, son of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and his wife Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark on this day in history.
2005 On this day in history qinghai-Tibet Railway completed.
2005 On October - 15 riot in Toledo, Ohio during a Neo-Nazi rally surrounding racial issues; 114 arrested
2005 On October - 15 the referendum on the new Proposed Iraqi constitution is held.
2006 Chief Justice of Japan Akira Machida retires upon reaching the age of 70 on October - 15.
2006 Declaration of the etablishment of the Islamic State of Iraq on October - 15.
2006 The UN agrees to sanction North Korea over nuclear testing issue on October - 15.
2007 On this day in history sir Menzies Campbell resigns as leader of the British Liberal Democrats.
2007 On October - 15 the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China takes place.
2011 On October - 15 global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
2012 On October - 15 hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies
2014 Kansas City Royals win the MLB 2014 American League Championship Series on this day in history.
2017 On October - 15 500 wildfires occur in Portugal and Northern Spain fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, killing at least 35
2017 Actress Alyssa Milano tweeting â€œIf youâ€™ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write â€˜me tooâ€™" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on this day in history.
2017 60 Minutes and The Washington Post publish story detailing how US Congress passed bill sponsered by Tom Marino hindering fight against opioid crisis on October - 15.
2017 On October - 15 austrian legislative elections: Austrian People's Party (Ã–VP) win most seats (62), led by Sebastian Kurz (31)
2018 Caravan of up to 4,000 Central American migrants that started in Honduras reaches Guatemala, heading for Mexico and the US on October - 15.
2018 American retailer Sears files for bankruptcy on October - 15.
2018 At least 180,000 migrants driven out of Anglo and back into the Democratic Republic of Congo on October - 15.
2018 On October - 15 indian minister and editor MJ Akbar files a defamation case after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in #MeToo case