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

✅ Published on October 15th, 2021 in October in History

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

According to Gregory calendar, on October 15, the day number in a year is 288 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 289. October 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.

October 15 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1529The Siege of Vienna ended as the Austrians repelled theinvading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of uncheckedconquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire.
1542Mughal Emperor Akbar was born. His full name was Abul Fatah Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar.
1582Spain, Portugal, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and mostof the Italian states became the first countries to replace the Juliancalendar with the Gregorian calendar.
1724Cornelis Steinoven was made the first pastor of the old Catholic Church.
1764English historian Edward Gibbon observed friars singing Vespersat Capitoline Hill in Rome, inspiring him to write The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
1764Edward Gibbon saw a group of gangsters at the ruined temple of Jupiter in Rome, encouraging him to begin work on the history of the Roman Empire and the History of the Decline and Fall of the Division.
1819The devastated island was discovered in the southern Shetland Islands of the Antarctic by Captain William Smith at Willums.
1827Charles Darwin was admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge.
1839Abdelkader El Dazazairi declared a jihad against the French.
1864American Civil War-The Confederates captured Glasgow,Missouri, although it had little long-term benefit as Price's Missouri Expedition was defeated a week later.
1866A massive fire broke out in 2500 Canadian houses in Quebec, a French-dominated region of Canada.
1866Violent fire destroyed 2,500 homes in Quebec.
1874A modern university was established in Zagreb.
1878Edison founded the Electric Light Company.
1894Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer in the Frenchmilitary, was wrongly arrested for treason.
1894Captain Alfred Dreyfus was arrested in France on charges of espionage.
1917Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was executed by a firing squadfor spying for Germany.
1917During World War I, the famous Dutch dancer Mata Hari was shot by French soldiers on charges of spying for Germany.
1923The fifth tropical storm of the year came north of Leeward Island.
1924US President Calvin Coolidge declared the Statue of Liberty a national monument.
1925Dongdamun Stadium opened in Seoul City, Korea.
1931The 11th President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. His full name was Abul Baqir Zainul Abedin and he was known as Abdul Kalam.
1932Tata Airlines makes its first flight today.
1932Air India, the flag carrier airline of India, began operationsas Tata Airlines.
1932The Tata company launched the country's first air line called Tata Sons Limited. This company was called Air India after its acquisition by the Government of India.
1938The governing Labor Party was re-elected in a New Zealand general election.
1945Pierre Laval, twice head of government of Vichy France, wasexecuted for high treason.
1949The state of Tripura was included in India.
1953British nuclear test Totem 1 is exploded at Emu Field, South Australia.
1954Hurricane Hazel made landfall in the Carolinas in the UnitedStates before moving north to Toronto in Canada later the same day,killing a total of 176 people in both countries.
1965Vietnam War protests-The Catholic Worker Movement staged ananti-war rally in Manhattan, including the burning of draft cards, thefirst such act to result in arrest under a new amendment to theSelective Service Act.
1970Thirty-five construction workers were killed when a section ofthe West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapsed due to structural failure.
1973The Iceland Foreign Secretary has announced that Iceland is taking it's case against Great Britain in the current Cod War to the UN General Assembly in October in an attempt to settle the ongoing dispute.
1978The Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test in the eastern Kazakhstan region.
1980James Callaghan resigned as leader of the British Labor Party.
1987Fiji becomes a republic marking the end of the islands' 113 year British Crown rule.
1988Ujwala Patil became the first Asian woman to travel the world through the sea.
1990Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev received the Nobel Peace Prize for his struggles to reduce Cold War tensions.
1990The Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1996Fiji became the first country to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
1997On the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, the first supersonic landspeed record was set by Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green in the jet-propelled car ThrustSSC when it achieved a speed of 1,228 km/h (763mph).
1997Arundhati Roy was selected for Britain's most prestigious Booker Prize for her novel, "The God of Small Things".
1998India's Fatima B was awarded the United Nations Award for the Eradication of Poverty.
2001NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes approximately within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
2003The People's Republic of China (PRC) launches its first human controlled space mission "Shenzhou 5" from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in the Gobi desert, with the astronaut Yang Liwei.
2003Chinese space program-Shenzhou 5, China's first manned spacemission, was launched, carrying astronaut Yang Liwei.
2003China's Shenzhou 5 began with their first manned space flight.
2005A march by members of the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group, in Toledo, Ohio, US, sparked a riot among protestors.
2006Israeli police advise charging President Moshe Katsav with sexual assault, rape and fraud. However, the final decision on bringing charges depends on Attorney General Meni Mazuz.
2006The United Nations imposed a ban on North Korea.
2009North Korea blames South Korea of encroaching into its territorial waters, thus increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
2011As per the United States Department of Commerce, the U.S. retail sales rose at their fastest rate for seven months in September.
2013A magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the Philippines killed more than 215 people.

Famous Birthdays of October 15 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1910Edwin O. Reischauer / Scholar / United States of America
1908John Kenneth Galbraith / Economist / Canada
1951Peter Richardson / Actor / United Kingdom
70 BVirgil / Poet / Roman Republic
1829Asaph Hall / Academic / United States of America
1942Harold W. Gehman / Admiral / United States of America
1944A. Chandranehru / Politician / Sri Lanka
1948Renato Corona / Lawyer / Philippines
1980Tom Boonen / Cyclist / Belgium
1785José Miguel Carrera / Politician / Chile
1858John L. Sullivan / Actor / United States of America
1909Robert Trout / Journalist / United States of America
1935Barry McGuire / Writer / United States of America
1985Arron Afflalo / Basketball Player / United States of America
1940Tommy Bishop / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
1901Enrique Jardiel Poncela / Playwright / Spain
1946Stewart Stevenson / Politician / Scotland
1935Willie O'Ree / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1970Ginuwine / Writer / United States of America
1890Álvaro de Campos / Poet / Portugal
1931Gail Harris / Baseball Player / United States of America
1985Marcos Martínez / Racing Car Driver / Spain
1951Roscoe Tanner / Tennis Player / United States of America
1984Johan Voskamp / Footballer / Netherlands
1981Elena Dementieva / Tennis Player / Russia
1916Al Killian / Trumpet Player / United States of America
1932Jaan Rääts / Guitarist / Estonia
1953Peter Phillips / Conductor / United Kingdom
1767Gabriel Richard / Politician / United States of America
1961Vyacheslav Butusov / Writer / Russia

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