Historical Events In October - 15
Friday, 07 August 2020
1996 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer, dies at 69 on October - 15.
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 this day in history 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 On this day in history birth of Prince Christian of Denmark, son of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark and his wife Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
2005 Qinghai-Tibet Railway completed on October - 15.
2005 On October - 15 riot in Toledo, Ohio during a Neo-Nazi rally surrounding racial issues; 114 arrested
2005 The referendum on the new Proposed Iraqi constitution is held on this day in history.
2006 On October - 15 chief Justice of Japan Akira Machida retires upon reaching the age of 70.
2006 On October - 15 declaration of the etablishment of the Islamic State of Iraq
2006 On this day in history the UN agrees to sanction North Korea over nuclear testing issue.
2007 On this day in history sir Menzies Campbell resigns as leader of the British Liberal Democrats.
2007 The 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China takes place on this day in history.
2011 On this day in history global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
2012 Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring Up the Bodies on this day in history.
2014 On this day in history kansas City Royals win the MLB 2014 American League Championship Series
2017 500 wildfires occur in Portugal and Northern Spain fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, killing at least 35 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
2017 Austrian legislative elections: Austrian People's Party (Ã-VP) win most seats (62), led by Sebastian Kurz (31) on this day in history.
2018 On October - 15 caravan of up to 4,000 Central American migrants that started in Honduras reaches Guatemala, heading for Mexico and the US
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 Indian minister and editor MJ Akbar files a defamation case after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in #MeToo case on October - 15.