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Famous Events For August 15

Famous Events For August 15- Today In History

August 15: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 15 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 15, 0778 – Basques defeats Roland, Chief of the defense force of Charlemagne at the war of Roncevaux Pass
2. August 15, 0927 – Taranto demolished by the Saracens
3. August 15, 1040 – Macbeth becomes king after the death of King Duncan I of Scotland in a battle.
4. August 15, 1185 – Queen Tamar of Georgia sanctified the cave city of Vardzia
5. August 15, 1248 – commencement of the Cologne Cathedral

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6. August 15, 1308 – Rhodes vanquished by Knights of St John
7. August 15, 1457 – Writing of the book “Mainz Psalter” completed
8. August 15, 1461 – The Byzantine Empire comes to an end. Emperor David was assassinated while in exile. Sultan Mehmet II forces the Empire of Trebizond to surrender.
9. August 15, 1517 – Fernando Pires de Andrade commands seven Portuguese armed ships to meet Chinese personnel at the mouth of the Peral River
10. August 15, 1519 – Spanish Conqueror Pedro Arias Davila established the City of Panama
11. August 15, 1534 – The society of Jesus/Jesuits was established by Ignatius of Loyola
12. August 15, 1537 – Establishment of Asuncion, Paraguay
13. August 15, 1540 – Establishment of Arequipa, Peru
14. August 15, 1548 – France welcomes Queen Mary of Scotland, aged 6
15. August 15, 1549 – At Kagoshima Saint Francis Xavier comes to shore
16. August 15, 1599 – Irish Commander Hugh Roe O’Donnell vanquishes effectively English Army commanded by Sir Convers Clifford at the 9 Years War
17. August 15, 1620 A group of 102 pilgrims cruise in Mayflower from Southampton

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18. August 15, 1635 – cyclone strikes the Plymouth Colony
19. August 15, 1653 – A ship belonging to the Dutch marooned at Tsjedzoe Korea
20. August 15, 1658 – formation of association by France/Sweden/Bavarian/Brunswick/Munster/Hessen-Kassel
21. August 15, 1668 – Rhine association dissolved
22. August 15, 1684 – Agreement for a ceasefire between Spain and Germany with France agreed

18th Century – What Happened on August 15 – The 1700s

23. August 15, 1741 – Rhine assaulted by the French army
24. August 15, 1760 – Austria and Russia vanquished by Prussia at the war of Leignitz
25. August 15, 1785 – Cardinal De Rohan of France detained
26. August 15, 1795 – Joseph Haydn left England for good

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19th Century – August 15 This Day That Year – The 1800s

27. August 15, 1824 – The American Colonization Group helped American slaves settle in Liberia on the West African coast
28. August 15, 1832 – A circular letter on tolerance and religious interest issued by Gregory XVI
29. August 15, 1843 – Conference of National Blacks at Buffalo NY
30. August 15, 1848 – Chair used for treating dental patients patented by M Waldo Hanchett
31. August 15, 1858 – Commencement of study postal service to coastal Pacific
32. August 15, 1861 – An additional defense force was ordered to be sent to Missouri by Abraham Lincoln
33. August 15, 1863 – HL Hunley, an underwater vessel transported to Charleston by rail
34. August 15, 1864 – 6 Yankee boats were seized by CSS Tallahassee, off the New England coast
35. August 15, 1865 – War of Lone Jack, Missouri

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36. August 15, 1867 – The Representation of the People Act covers the right to vote by women in the UK
37. August 15, 1869 – The government of Japan under Meiji accommodates six fresh ministers and one for Shinto
38. August 15, 1870 – Coast to coast railway finished in Colorado
39. August 15, 1876 – Indians from Black Hill evacuated by a Law in U S when gold was found there
40. August 15, 1886- Scoring of 7 runs in 1 play by Gur Hecker in a game
41. August 15, 1891 – Opening of the first steel-constructed church in Asia San Sebastian Church in Manila, and consecrated
42. August 15, 1892 – William Gladstone forms the British Government for the 4th time and that was his last one also
43. August 15, 1893 – The US loses its sole right on the Bering Sea
44. August 15, 1899 – In a single game Louisville’s Henry Dowling walked out 5 times

20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 15 – The 1900

45. August 15, 1900 – The Royal Family and court members escape and the outside army tries to suppress the riot in Peking at the Boxer Rebellion
46. August 15, 1900 – Russian defense progresses more into Manchuria
47. August 15, 1901 – A big boulder, Arch Rock, a threat to shipping in San Francisco detonated using 30 tons of dynamite
48. August 15, 1901 – A decree was issued by Great Britain asking Boers to submit by 15th September otherwise to face expulsion and takeover of property
49. August 15, 1903 – The first Rugby Test Match by New Zealand’s All Blacks against Australia’s Wallabies at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. New Zealand won 22-3
50. August 15, 1906 – Commencement of first cargo distribution tunnel system below Chicago
51. August 15, 1906 – Discussion meeting between King Edward VII of Great Britain and German King Wilhelm II to deliberate the competitiveness of the navy

52. August 15, 1911 – Disclosure by Procter and Gamble of its Crisco decrease
53. August 15, 1912 – Record achieved by Yankee Guy Zinn by stealing home twice in a play
54. August 15, 1914 – New York was defeated by Australasia 3-2 in the 13th Davis Cup
55. August 15, 1914 – Lt. Charles de Gaulle (24) was wounded in a Bomb raid by Germans while Dinant, Belgium was devastated
56. August 15, 1914 – Opening of Panama Canal for traffic
57. August 15, 1915 – murder charges confirmed on Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelhein and sentenced
58. August 15, 1918 – full-length animation created for the first time
59. August 15, 1920 – With tactical help from France, Polish forces defeat the Soviets in the War of Warsaw
60. August 15, 1923 – Detention of Eamon de Valera in Irish Free State

61. August 15, 1925 – Spitsbergen added on to Norway
62. August 15, 1925 – Two world series play achieved by White Sox Dickie Kerr and appears for the first time
63. August 15, 1931 – The football team, Spakenburg, established
64. August 15, 1931 – Appointment of Roy Wilkins as NAACP Asst. Secretary
65. August 15, 1939 – In an air exercise at Neuhammer, 12 Stukas nose-dive to death
66. August 15, 1940 – Publication of the 1st issue of the Jewish Weekly in Amsterdam
67. August 15, 1940 – in a substantial encounter above England, 75 German airplanes were destroyed
68. August 15, 1941 – Jews of Kovono Lithuanian driven into Slobodka domain
69. August 15, 1942 – Nazis kill 5 prisoners in St Michielsgestel

70. August 15, 1943 – Allied forces reach Kiska Aleutians
71. August 15, 1944 – 32 perished in an air attack on a locomotive in the Netherlands
72. August 15, 1944 – Allied forces arrive in Provence
73. August 15, 1945 – World War II ends and during the raveling, a riot resulted in SF
74. August 15, 1945 – Korean Liberty Day
75. August 15, 1947 – Great Britain gives independence to India, which remained a province till 1950
76. August 15, 1948 – Babe Didrikson-Zaharias achieved the 3rd US Women’s Open Golf Championship
77. August 15, 1948 – declaration of the Republic of Korea (South Korea)
78. August 15, 1949 – Inauguration of the airing of the WOTV TV Channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI.
79. August 15, 1950 – Thousands are killed in India when a tremor of magnitude 8.6 strikes
80. August 15, 1950 -Installation of Joseph Pholien as Prime Minister of Belgian
81. August 15, 1950 – Sukarno declares the Republic of Indonesia and assumes charge as its 1st President
82. August 15, 1952 – A 20 ft wave caused by very heavy rain in Lynmouth, England leaves 34 dead
83. August 15, 1954 – Proclamation by Alfredo Stroessner as President of Paraguay

84. August 15, 1955 – Cyclone Connie kills 43 persons in NC, SC, Virginia, and Maryland and then dissolves
85. August 15, 1957 – 30942 m reached by balloon by David Simpns
86. August 15, 1957 – 31513 m touched by USAF Capt Joe B Jordan using F 104 combat aircraft
87. August 15, 1958 – Stepping down of Soviet Marshal Bulganin as Chief of State Bank
88. August 15, 1960 – California security see the UFO
89. August 15, 1960 – France grants independence to Congo
90. August 15, 1961 – First road for driving identified in Japan – Keiyo Road
91. August 15, 1962 – agreement reached between Netherlands and Indonesia over New Guinea
92. August 15, 1963 – Stepping down by Fulbert Youlou as President of Congo-Brazzaville
93. August 15, 1964 – 300th Test Cricket Wicket achieved by True man
94. August 15, 1964 – Racial rebellion in Dixmoor III
95. August 15, 1965 – at Laurel Valley GC PA at the 47th PGA Championship Dave Marr shoots a 280
96. August 15, 1965 – LPGA St Louis Golf Open achieved by Mary Mills
97. August 15, 1966 – Beginning of the broadcasting of Radio Free Asia
98. August 15, 1967 – On enactment of the Marine Offences Bill by the UK, banning private radio, Radio 355 shut down
99. August 15, 1968 – Prague welcomes Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu
100. August 15, 1968 – Atomic Test by USSR at Saary Shagan
101. August 15, 1969 – Inauguration of Woodstock Music and Art Fair in New York
102. August 15,1971 – Britain grants independence to Bahrain
103. August 15, 1971 – Helsinki long foot race achieved by Charles Lismounrt (2:13:09.0)
104. August 15,1973 – Cromwell by David Storey’s debuts in London
105. August 15, 1974 – An attempt to kill Park Chung-Hee, President of South Korea failed
106. August 15,1975 – Joannie Little was found not guilty of the murder charges
107. August 15, 1975 – Army rebellion led by Khondakar Mustache in Bangladesh
108. August 15, 1976 – LPGA Wheeling Gold Classic attained by Jane Blalock

109. August 15, 1977 – Running away from the hospital prison in Rome by the head of the Nazi police and security, Herbert Kappler,
110. August 15, 1978 – An extra time of 39 months for ERA supported by the US House of Representatives (233-169)
111. August 15,1979 – United Nations accepts the resignation of the US ambassador, Andrew Young
112. August 15, 1981 – In a cricket match against Australia at Old Trafford, Ian Botham hits 100 runs in 86 deliveries
113. August 15, 1981 – Swimming record for 50 m swimming at 7.98 kph created by Robin Leamy of the US
114. August 15,1982 – LPGA WUI Golf Classic achieved by Beth Daniel
115. August 15, 1982 – The Constitution of Equatorial Guinea accepted
116. August 15,1983 – Brain surgery was conducted for Joey Ramone, a guitarist after he was wounded in a clash
117. August 15, 1984 – crusade using weapons started upon Turkey’s army by the PKK
118. August 15, 1985 – Depots of oil selling to foreign countries in Iran were attacked by air by Iraq for the first time
119. August 15, 1986 – A substitute for Challenger accepted and President Ronald Regan approves the proposal
120. August 15,1987 – Cuba suffered its 1st defeat in 20 years, in a Pan Am games in Indianapolis against the USA
121. August 15,1988 – 3813 megawatts of power were used by the clients of LILCO at 4 p.m., creating a record
122. August 15,1988 – Start of the construction of 900 Bronx residential buildings for $70 million at NYC
123. August 15,1989 – Assuming charge of the Office of the President of South Africa by F.W.de Klerk
124. August 15,1989 – Swimming record 200 m freestyle swimming created by Giorgio Lamberti (1:46.69)
125. August 15,1990 – Gary Player wins the 51st PGA Seniors Gold Championship
126. August 15, 1990 – Members of the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party fought each other resulting in the death of hundreds of persons
127. August 15, 1991- The free performance by Paul Simon at Central Park witnessed an attendance of 750000
128. August 15, 1991 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
129. August 15,1992 – Ending of Colombo ’92 in Genoa Italy
130. August 15, 1993 – The separation of Robert Tilton and Marte announced
131. August 15, 1994 – Anne Franked welcomed by Nelson Mandela, President, South Africa
132. August 15, 1994 – An extremist by the name of Carlos the Jackal was arrested in Khartoum Sudan
133. August 15, 1995 – Crowning of Kaylee Sue, 18, of Kansas as Miss Teen USA (13th)
134. August 15, 1997 – Tommy Lasorda discharged by LA Lodgers
135. August 15, 1998 – terrorist attack in Northern Ireland leaves 29 dead and 220 wounded
136. August 15, 1999 – A deceitful barricade on the boundary of Moroccan leaves 29 dead, leading to temporary pressure on Morocco

21st Century – August 15 This Day In History – The 2000s

137. August 15, 2004 – NZ’s Ranfurly Shield won by Bay of Plenty against Auckland, 33-26. This was the first time that this had been achieved after many unsuccessful encounters
138. August 15, 2005 – Phil Mickelson achieves a 276 at the Baltusrol Golf Club in the 87th PGA Championship
139. August 15, 2006 – Papers corroborating the membership of the Waffen-SS in WW II of the German author, Gunter Grass published online
140. August 15, 2007 – Hundreds were killed and thousands injured when a tremor of 8.0 strength was experienced in Ica and many parts of Peru
141. August 15, 2008 – In the Malapa Cave, South Africa, relics aged 2 million years of a new type of anthropoid were discovered by Lee Berger and his son aged 9.
142. August 15, 2009 – Inauguration of 12th World Championships in Athletics at Berlin, Germany
143. August 15, 2010 – At the 92nd PGA Championship, a score of 277 shot by Martin Kaymer at Whistling Straights
144. August 15, 2012 – The 23rd pitcher to throw a faultless play was Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez (1-0 vs Tampa Bay)
145. August 15, 2013 – Due to a detonation in Beirut, 20 killed and 200 wounded
146. August 15, 2015 – By moving back by half an hour to GST+8.5, North Korea fashioned its zone

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