August 15 in History – What happened on 15 August in Past

15 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 15, the day number in a year is 227 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 228. August 15 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 15 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
718Forces of the Umayyad Caliphate abandoned their year-long siegeof Constantinople, causing the caliphate to give up its goal ofconquering the Byzantine Empire.
1461The Empire of Trebizond, the longest surviving Byzantinesuccessor state, was conquered by Ottoman sultan Mehmed II following amonth-long siege.
1511Afonso de Albuquerque captured the city of Malacca, givingPortugal control over the Strait of Malacca, through which all sea-goingtrade between China and India was concentrated.
1519Panama city was created.
1534In Montmartre, near Paris, Ignatius of Loyola and six otherstook the vows that led to the establishment of the Society of Jesus.
1722William Buttin, 17, hanged for arson and murder in the Colony of Pennsylvania.
1760Battle of Levignaz: Prussia defeated Austria and Russia.
1769On 15 August 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born in the Abyss. He was a French military officer and political leader.
1812War of 1812-Potawatomi warriors destroyed the United States Army's Fort Dearborn in what is now Chicago, Illinois, and captured the survivors.
1834The South Australia Act gave permission for a colony to be built there.
1848The dental chair was patented by M. Waldo Henchett.
1854East India Railway ran the first passenger train from Calcutta to Hooghly in a distance of 37 km. But it was officially inaugurated in 1885.
1872Birth of Aurobindo who contribute in spirituality, Yoga education and who are involved in getting India independence from British Raj.
1891The Basilica of San Sebastian in Manila, the only all-steelchurch in Asia, was officially consecrated.
1907Jamaican American Raphael Morgan was ordained as the firstBlack Orthodox clergyman in America.
1914The Panama Canal, that links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, was officially opened. The construction of this canal began in 1880 by French Engineers, but after 20,000 workers died of malaria and yellow fever the French stopped the construction. Hence, American money and engineers completed the project.
1914The Panama Canal was formally opened for commercial traffic.
1915The New York World revealed that Germany had purchased excessphenol from Thomas Edison that could be used to make explosives for thewar effort and diverted it to Bayer for aspirin production.
1932Eusebioala became the President of Paraguay for the second time.
1942World War II-The tanker SS Ohio reached Malta, as part of anoperation to deliver much needed supplies during the Siege of Malta.
1945The Gyokuon-hoso was broadcast in Japan, announcing theunconditional surrender of the Japanese army and naval forces.
1947India gains independence from Great Britain after a rule that lasted for more than 200 years.
1947Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of independent India.
1947Raksha Bravery Awards - Paramvir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra and Vir Chakra were instituted.
1947India got independence from the British Government, the biggest contribution was by Mahatma Gandhi.
1950In India, an earthquake of magnitude 8.6 killed 20 to 30 thousand people.
1962East German workers began building the Berlin Wall.
1963President Fulbert Youlou was overthrown in the Republic ofCongo, after a three-day uprising in the capital.
1969The Wood stock Music Festival opens with 500,000 Rock music, and the groups who performed are among the greatest performers of late 60s pop music.
1972Postal index number ie PIN code is implemented.
1983Hurricane Alicia takes place in the Gulf of Mexico, and after three days affects the Texas Gulf Coast leading to 21 deaths, thousands of injuries and billions of dollars in damages.
1990The ground-to-air missile Akash was successfully launched.
1998A car bomb attack carried out by the Real Irish Republican Armykilled 29 people and injured approximately 220 others in Omagh, NorthernIreland.
2007Alexander Downer, Australia's foreign minister, confirms Australia’s deal with India to sell uranium and nuclear technology to them.
2007An 8.0 magnitude earthquake in the central coastal region of the South American country of Peru killed more than 500 people and left many homeless
2008A former Maoist rebel, Prachanda is elected as the first Prime Minister of Nepal.
2009The 12th World Championship of Athletics Open was started in Berlin, Germany.
2010Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh organizes a ministerial committee as he interferes to save the 2010 Commonwealth Games about to be held in Delhi.
2011Japan's economy decreases by 0.3% in the April-June quarter verifying that the country is hit by a recession, which is caused partly by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and subsequently by Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
2012Two Japanese cabinet ministers, Jin Matsubara and Yuichiro Hata, visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine. This visit comes amidst the territorial dispute between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.
2013Hundreds of Palestinians are lost by Egypt's 'indefinite' closure of Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip.

Famous Birthdays of August 15:

YearName / Profession / Country
1934Bobby Byrd / Writer / United States of America
1961Suhasini Maniratnam / Actress / India
1952Chuck Burgi / Drummer / United States of America
1992Baskaran Adhiban / Chess Player / India
1886Bill Whitty / Cricketer / Australia
1943Eileen Bell / Politician / Ireland
1914Paul Rand / Director / United States of America
1863Aleksey Krylov / Engineer / Russia
1975Bertrand Berry / Footballer / United States of America
1991Petja Piiroinen / Snowboarder / Finland
1928Carl Joachim Classen / Academic / Germany
1935Régine Deforges / Author / France
1928Nicolas Roeg / Director / United Kingdom
1882Gisela Richter / Historian / United Kingdom
1976Boudewijn Zenden / Footballer / Netherlands
1924Robert Bolt / Writer / United Kingdom
1959Malini Parthasarathy / Director / India
1915Signe Hasso / Actress / United States of America
1938Pran Kumar Sharma / Cartoonist / India
1927Oliver Popplewell / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1925Mike Connors / Actor / United States of America
1972Ben Affleck / Actor / United States of America
1954Mary Jo Salter / Poet / United States of America
1883Ivan Meštrović / Architect / Croatia
1989Joe Jonas / Writer / United States of America
1702Francesco Zuccarelli / Academic / Italy
1892Louis de Broglie / Academic / France
1961Matt Johnson / Writer / United Kingdom
1961Ed Gillespie / Political Strategist / United States of America
1925Bill Pinkney / Singer / United States of America

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Read in Hindi : 15 अगस्त की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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