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August 15th, 2007 (August 15 2007)EventAn 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
August 15th, 2007 (August 15 2007)DeathJohn Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (born in 1918)
August 15th, 2007 (August 15 2007)DeathGeoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (born in 1908)
August 15th, 2006 (August 15 2006)DeathTe Atairangi Kaahu, Maori queen (born in 1931)
August 15th, 2004 (August 15 2004)DeathSemiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (born in 1910)
August 15th, 2004 (August 15 2004)DeathSune Bergstrom, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1916)
August 15th, 2004 (August 15 2004)DeathAmarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (born in 1941)
August 15th, 2003 (August 15 2003)DeathGosta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (born in 1957)
August 15th, 2001 (August 15 2001)DeathRichard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (born in 1972)
August 15th, 1999 (August 15 1999)EventBeni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
August 15th, 1999 (August 15 1999)DeathSir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (born in 1910)
August 15th, 1998 (August 15 1998)EventOmagh bomb in Northern Ireland, becoming the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles
August 15th, 1995 (August 15 1995)EventIn South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet matriculated at The Citadel, but drops out in less than a week.
August 15th, 1995 (August 15 1995)DeathJohn Cameron Swayze, American journalist (born in 1906)
August 15th, 1990 (August 15 1990)DeathViktor Tsoi, Russian musician (born in 1962)
August 15th, 1989 (August 15 1989)BirthBelinda, Mexican singer
August 15th, 1989 (August 15 1989)BirthTiffanie Anderson, American singer, dancer
August 15th, 1989 (August 15 1989)BirthJoe Jonas, American singer
August 15th, 1984 (August 15 1984)EventPKK, Kurdish people in Turkey gain arms and start a Guerrilla warfare campaign against the Turkish military
August 15th, 1982 (August 15 1982)BirthCasey Burgener, American weightlifter
August 15th, 1982 (August 15 1982)DeathHugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1903)
August 15th, 1981 (August 15 1981)BirthBrendan Hansen, American swimmer
August 15th, 1981 (August 15 1981)BirthOliver Perez, American baseball player
August 15th, 1981 (August 15 1981)BirthSong Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
August 15th, 1980 (August 15 1980)BirthNathalie Press, English actress
August 15th, 1979 (August 15 1979)BirthCarl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
August 15th, 1978 (August 15 1978)BirthTim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot)
August 15th, 1978 (August 15 1978)BirthLilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
August 15th, 1978 (August 15 1978)BirthStavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
August 15th, 1977 (August 15 1977)EventThe Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by The Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the "Wow! signal" for notation made by a volunteer on the project.
August 15th, 1977 (August 15 1977)BirthNicole Paggi, American actress
August 15th, 1977 (August 15 1977)BirthIgor Cassina, Italian gymnast
August 15th, 1977 (August 15 1977)BirthMartin Biron, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
August 15th, 1976 (August 15 1976)BirthBoudewijn Zenden, Dutch football player
August 15th, 1975 (August 15 1975)EventMilitary coup in Bangladesh. Sheikh Mujibur Rehman killed along with all family members, except Haseena Wajid.
August 15th, 1975 (August 15 1975)EventMiki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by a sitting prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
August 15th, 1975 (August 15 1975)BirthKara Wolters, American basketball player
August 15th, 1975 (August 15 1975)BirthBertrand Berry, American football player
August 15th, 1975 (August 15 1975)BirthBrendan Morrison, Canadian hockey player
August 15th, 1975 (August 15 1975)DeathSheikh Mujibur Rahman, President of Bangladesh (born in 1920)
August 15th, 1975 (August 15 1975)DeathClay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (born in 1913)John F. Kennedy Quotes
August 15th, 1974 (August 15 1974)EventSeoul Subway Line 1 opened, between Seoul Station and Cheongnyangni Station
August 15th, 1974 (August 15 1974)EventYuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea is killed amid an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee, during the anniversarial ceremony of the Liberation day.
August 15th, 1974 (August 15 1974)EventTurkish invasion of Cyprus continues, and the 37% of the island is now under Turkish control.
August 15th, 1974 (August 15 1974)BirthNatasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
August 15th, 1973 (August 15 1973)EventVietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends.
August 15th, 1972 (August 15 1972)BirthBen Affleck, American actorBen Affleck Quotes
August 15th, 1972 (August 15 1972)BirthChris Morrissey, American film director/actor Morrissey Quotes
August 15th, 1971 (August 15 1971)EventPresident Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.
August 15th, 1971 (August 15 1971)DeathPaul Lukas, Hungarian-born actor (born in 1887)
August 15th, 1970 (August 15 1970)BirthAnthony Anderson, American comedian and actor
August 15th, 1970 (August 15 1970)BirthMaddie Corman, American actress
August 15th, 1970 (August 15 1970)BirthBen Silverman, American TV executive
August 15th, 1969 (August 15 1969)EventThe Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.
August 15th, 1969 (August 15 1969)BirthKevin Cheng, Hong Kong actor and singer
August 15th, 1968 (August 15 1968)BirthDebra Messing, American actress
August 15th, 1967 (August 15 1967)BirthPeter Hermann American actor
August 15th, 1967 (August 15 1967)DeathRene Magritte, Belgian painter (born in 1898)
August 15th, 1966 (August 15 1966)BirthScott Brosius, American baseball player
August 15th, 1966 (August 15 1966)BirthShirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
August 15th, 1965 (August 15 1965)EventThe Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, marking the birth of stadium rock.
August 15th, 1965 (August 15 1965)BirthRob Thomas, American writer
August 15th, 1964 (August 15 1964)BirthMelinda French Gates, American wife of Bill GatesBill Gates Quotes
August 15th, 1964 (August 15 1964)BirthDebi Mazar, American actress
August 15th, 1963 (August 15 1963)BirthAlejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Mexican film director
August 15th, 1962 (August 15 1962)EventJames Joseph Dresnok defected to the Democratic People s Republic of Korea, running across the Korean DMZ. Dresnok still resides in the capital, Pyongyang.
August 15th, 1962 (August 15 1962)BirthTom Colicchio, American chef
August 15th, 1962 (August 15 1962)DeathLei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (born in 1940)
August 15th, 1961 (August 15 1961)EventConrad Schumann flees from East Germany while on duty guarding the construction of the Berlin Wall.
August 15th, 1961 (August 15 1961)EventKeiyo Road is specified to be the first driveway in Japan.
August 15th, 1961 (August 15 1961)BirthEd Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. BushGeorge W. Bush Quotes
August 15th, 1960 (August 15 1960)EventRepublic of the Congo (Brazzaville) declares its independence from France.
August 15th, 1959 (August 15 1959)DeathBlind Willie McTell, American singer (born in 1901)
August 15th, 1958 (August 15 1958)BirthVictor Shenderovich, Russian satirist
August 15th, 1958 (August 15 1958)BirthCraig MacTavish, Canadian ice hockey player/coach
August 15th, 1958 (August 15 1958)BirthRondell Sheridan, American actor and comedian
August 15th, 1957 (August 15 1957)BirthZeljko Ivanek, Slovenian-American actor
August 15th, 1956 (August 15 1956)BirthLorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
August 15th, 1954 (August 15 1954)BirthMary Jo Salter, American poet
August 15th, 1953 (August 15 1953)DeathLudwig Prandtl, German physicist (born in 1875)
August 15th, 1952 (August 15 1952)EventDevon, United Kingdom A flashflood drenches the town of Lynmouth, killing 34 people. Devo Quotes
August 15th, 1951 (August 15 1951)BirthDaba Diawara, Malian politician
August 15th, 1951 (August 15 1951)BirthBobby Caldwell, American singer and musician
August 15th, 1951 (August 15 1951)BirthAnn Biderman, American film and television writer
August 15th, 1951 (August 15 1951)DeathArtur Schnabel, Polish pianist (born in 1882)Artur Schnabel Quotes
August 15th, 1950 (August 15 1950)EventSrikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
August 15th, 1950 (August 15 1950)BirthTommy Aldridge, American musician
August 15th, 1950 (August 15 1950)BirthThe Princess Anne, Princess Royal of the United KingdomPrincess Royal of the United Kingdom Anne Quotes
August 15th, 1950 (August 15 1950)BirthTom Kelly, American baseball manager
August 15th, 1949 (August 15 1949)BirthRichard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
August 15th, 1948 (August 15 1948)EventThe Republic of Korea is established south of the 38th parallel north.
August 15th, 1948 (August 15 1948)BirthUschi Digard, American pornographic actress and model
August 15th, 1948 (August 15 1948)BirthPatsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
August 15th, 1948 (August 15 1948)BirthGeorge Ryton, British engineer
August 15th, 1947 (August 15 1947)EventIndia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth , Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India.
August 15th, 1947 (August 15 1947)EventFounder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan at Karachi.Muhammad Ali Quotes
August 15th, 1947 (August 15 1947)BirthRaakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
August 15th, 1947 (August 15 1947)BirthJenny Hanley, British TV presenter
August 15th, 1946 (August 15 1946)BirthTony Robinson, English actor and television presenter
August 15th, 1946 (August 15 1946)BirthJimmy Webb, American musician and composer
August 15th, 1945 (August 15 1945)EventWorld War II: Victory over Japan DayJapan surrenders.
August 15th, 1945 (August 15 1945)EventWorld War II: Korean Liberation Day.
August 15th, 1945 (August 15 1945)BirthBegum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician
August 15th, 1945 (August 15 1945)BirthGene Upshaw, American NFL executive
August 15th, 1945 (August 15 1945)DeathKorechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (born in 1887)
August 15th, 1944 (August 15 1944)EventWorld War II: Operation DragoonAllied forces land in southern France.
August 15th, 1944 (August 15 1944)BirthLinda Ellerbee, American journalist
August 15th, 1944 (August 15 1944)BirthTom Murphy, American politician
August 15th, 1944 (August 15 1944)BirthDimitris Sioufas, Greek lawyer and politician
August 15th, 1944 (August 15 1944)BirthSylvie Vartan, Bulgarian pop singer
August 15th, 1943 (August 15 1943)BirthMaria Rojo, Mexican actress and politician
August 15th, 1942 (August 15 1942)EventWorld War II: Operation PedestalThe SS Ohio reaches the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island defenses.
August 15th, 1942 (August 15 1942)BirthLarry Hartsell, American martial arts instructor (died in 2007) Martial Quotes
August 15th, 1940 (August 15 1940)BirthGudrun Ensslin, German terrorist
August 15th, 1940 (August 15 1940)BirthRita Shane, American soprano
August 15th, 1939 (August 15 1939)Event13 Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. No survivors.
August 15th, 1938 (August 15 1938)BirthMaxine Waters, American politician
August 15th, 1938 (August 15 1938)BirthJanusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer
August 15th, 1936 (August 15 1936)DeathGrazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1871)
August 15th, 1935 (August 15 1935)EventWill Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.Will Rogers Quotes
August 15th, 1935 (August 15 1935)BirthJim Dale, English actor
August 15th, 1935 (August 15 1935)BirthVernon Jordan Jr., American presidential advisor
August 15th, 1935 (August 15 1935)BirthLionel Taylor, American football player
August 15th, 1935 (August 15 1935)DeathWiley Post, American pilot (airplane crash) (born in 1898)
August 15th, 1935 (August 15 1935)DeathWill Rogers, American humorist and actor (airplane crash) (born in 1879)Will Rogers Quotes
August 15th, 1934 (August 15 1934)BirthBobby Byrd, American soul/funk singer (died in 2007)
August 15th, 1934 (August 15 1934)BirthNino Ferrer, French-Italian singer (died in 1998)
August 15th, 1933 (August 15 1933)BirthBobby Helms, American pop singer (died in 1997)
August 15th, 1933 (August 15 1933)BirthJim Lange, American game show host
August 15th, 1930 (August 15 1930)BirthAgeeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
August 15th, 1928 (August 15 1928)BirthNicolas Roeg, English film director
August 15th, 1926 (August 15 1926)BirthCostis Stephanopoulos, Greek politician
August 15th, 1925 (August 15 1925)BirthMike Connors, American actor
August 15th, 1925 (August 15 1925)BirthOscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist (died in 2007)
August 15th, 1925 (August 15 1925)BirthBill Pinkney, baritone singer (died in 2007)
August 15th, 1925 (August 15 1925)DeathKonrad Magi, Estonian artist (born in 1878)
August 15th, 1924 (August 15 1924)BirthRobert Bolt, English playwright and screenwriter (died in 1995)
August 15th, 1923 (August 15 1923)BirthRose Marie, American actress
August 15th, 1922 (August 15 1922)BirthLukas Foss, German-born composer
August 15th, 1920 (August 15 1920)EventPolish-Soviet War: Battle of WarsawPoles defeat the Red Army.
August 15th, 1919 (August 15 1919)BirthHuntz Hall, American actor (died in 1999)
August 15th, 1919 (August 15 1919)BirthBenedict Kiely, Irish author
August 15th, 1917 (August 15 1917)BirthJack Lynch, fourth Taoiseach (died in 1999)
August 15th, 1917 (August 15 1917)BirthOscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (died in 1980)
August 15th, 1917 (August 15 1917)DeathThomas J. Higgins, decorated Union Army soldier (born in 1831)
August 15th, 1916 (August 15 1916)BirthAleks Caci, Albanian writer
August 15th, 1914 (August 15 1914)EventA male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright set fire to the living quarters of the architect s Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murdered seven people, and burned the living quarters to the groundied in It is unknown if the servant was arrested or not.Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes
August 15th, 1914 (August 15 1914)EventThe Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship Ancon.
August 15th, 1914 (August 15 1914)BirthPaul Rand, American graphic designer (died in 1996)
August 15th, 1912 (August 15 1912)BirthJulia Child, American cook (died in 2004)Julia Child Quotes
August 15th, 1912 (August 15 1912)BirthDame Wendy Hiller, English actress (died in 2003)
August 15th, 1910 (August 15 1910)BirthSigne Hasso, Swedish actress (died in 2002)
August 15th, 1909 (August 15 1909)BirthHugo Winterhalter, American composer and bandleader (died in 1973)
August 15th, 1909 (August 15 1909)DeathEuclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (born in 1866)
August 15th, 1907 (August 15 1907)DeathJoseph Joachim, Austrian violinist (born in 1831)
August 15th, 1901 (August 15 1901)BirthPyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (died in 1975)
August 15th, 1898 (August 15 1898)BirthJan Brzechwa, Polish poet (died in 1966)
August 15th, 1896 (August 15 1896)BirthGerty Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (died in 1957)
August 15th, 1896 (August 15 1896)BirthCatherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (died in 1985)
August 15th, 1896 (August 15 1896)BirthPaul Outerbridge, American photographer (died in 1958)
August 15th, 1896 (August 15 1896)BirthLeon Theremin, Russian inventor (died in 1993)
August 15th, 1893 (August 15 1893)BirthLeslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (died in 1950)
August 15th, 1892 (August 15 1892)BirthLouis, 7th duc de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (died in 1987)
August 15th, 1891 (August 15 1891)EventSan Sebastian Church in Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and blessed.
August 15th, 1890 (August 15 1890)BirthElizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (died in 2006)
August 15th, 1890 (August 15 1890)BirthJacques Ibert, French composer (died in 1962)
August 15th, 1885 (August 15 1885)BirthEdna Ferber, American novelist (died in 1968)
August 15th, 1883 (August 15 1883)BirthIvan Mestrovic, Croatian sculptor (died in 1962)
August 15th, 1881 (August 15 1881)BirthAlfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (died in 1956)
August 15th, 1880 (August 15 1880)DeathAdelaide Neilson, English Actress (born in 1848)
August 15th, 1879 (August 15 1879)BirthEthel Barrymore, American actress (died in 1959)
August 15th, 1878 (August 15 1878)BirthPyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian counter-revolutionary (died in 1928)
August 15th, 1875 (August 15 1875)BirthSamuel Coleridge-Taylor, English composer (died in 1912)
August 15th, 1872 (August 15 1872)BirthSri Aurobindo, Indian writer and philosopher (died in 1950) Philo Quotes
August 15th, 1869 (August 15 1869)EventMeiji government establishes six ministries below Pardication (ja:???) in the bottom of Cabinet, officer-of-Shinto-Worship, and jurisdiction of Cabinet.
August 15th, 1865 (August 15 1865)BirthUsui Mikao, founder of Reiki (died in 1926)
August 15th, 1863 (August 15 1863)EventThe Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
August 15th, 1863 (August 15 1863)BirthAlexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (died in 1945)
August 15th, 1860 (August 15 1860)BirthHenrietta Vinton Davis, American elocutionist (died in 1941)
August 15th, 1860 (August 15 1860)BirthFlorence Harding, American First Lady (died in 1924)
August 15th, 1859 (August 15 1859)BirthCharles Comiskey, American baseball owner (died in 1931)
August 15th, 1858 (August 15 1858)BirthE. Nesbit, English author (died in 1924)
August 15th, 1857 (August 15 1857)BirthAlbert Ballin, German shipping tycoon (died in 1918)
August 15th, 1856 (August 15 1856)BirthIvan Franko, Ukrainian writer (died in 1916)
August 15th, 1852 (August 15 1852)DeathJohan Gadolin, Finnish scientist (born in 1760)
August 15th, 1844 (August 15 1844)BirthThomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian journalist and politician (died in 1908)
August 15th, 1843 (August 15 1843)EventThe Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii is dedicatedied in Now the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, it is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the United States.
August 15th, 1843 (August 15 1843)EventTivoli Gardens, one of the oldest still intact amusement parks in the world, opens in Copenhagen, Denmark.
August 15th, 1824 (August 15 1824)EventFreed American slaves form Liberia.
August 15th, 1813 (August 15 1813)BirthJules Grevy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic (died in 1891)
August 15th, 1799 (August 15 1799)DeathGiuseppe Parini, Italian poet (born in 1729)
August 15th, 1785 (August 15 1785)BirthThomas De Quincey, English author (died in 1859)Thomas De Quincey Quotes
August 15th, 1771 (August 15 1771)BirthSir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet (died in 1832)
August 15th, 1769 (August 15 1769)BirthNapoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French (died in 1821)Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
August 15th, 1760 (August 15 1760)EventSeven Years War: Battle of LiegnitzFrederick the Great s victory over the Austrians under Ernst von Laudon.
August 15th, 1758 (August 15 1758)DeathPierre Bouguer, French mathematician (born in 1698)
August 15th, 1740 (August 15 1740)BirthMatthias Claudius, German poet (died in 1815)
August 15th, 1728 (August 15 1728)DeathMarin Marais, French composer and viol player (born in 1656)
August 15th, 1717 (August 15 1717)BirthBlind Jack, English roadbuilder (died in 1810)
August 15th, 1714 (August 15 1714)DeathConstantin Brancoveanu, Prince of Wallachia (born in 1654)
August 15th, 1666 (August 15 1666)DeathJohann Adam Schall von Bell, German Jesuit missionary (born in 1591)
August 15th, 1621 (August 15 1621)DeathJohn Barclay, Scottish writer (born in 1582)John Scott Quotes
August 15th, 1613 (August 15 1613)BirthGilles Menage, French scholar (died in 1692)
August 15th, 1599 (August 15 1599)EventNine Years War: Battle of Curlew PassIrish forces led by Hugh Roe O Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, were sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
August 15th, 1575 (August 15 1575)BirthBartol Kasic, Croatian writer and linguist (died in 1650)
August 15th, 1552 (August 15 1552)DeathHermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (born in 1477)
August 15th, 1549 (August 15 1549)EventJesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July 22, 1549).
August 15th, 1540 (August 15 1540)EventArequipa, Peru, is founded.
August 15th, 1537 (August 15 1537)EventAsuncion, Paraguay, is founded.
August 15th, 1534 (August 15 1534)EventSaint Ignatius of Loyola and six classmates took initial vows that would lead to the creation of the Society of Jesus in September of 1540. Ignatius of Loyola Quotes
August 15th, 1528 (August 15 1528)DeathOdet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, French military leader (born in 1485)
August 15th, 1519 (August 15 1519)EventPanama City, Panama, is founded.
August 15th, 1517 (August 15 1517)EventSeven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernao Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
August 15th, 1461 (August 15 1461)EventThe Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmet II. This is the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later murdered.
August 15th, 1432 (August 15 1432)BirthLuigi Pulci, Italian poet (died in 1484)
August 15th, 1369 (August 15 1369)DeathPhilippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England
August 15th, 1309 (August 15 1309)EventThe city of Rhodes surrenders to the forces of the Knights of St. John, completing their conquest of Rhodes. The knights establish their headquarters on the island, and rename themselves as the Knights of Rhodes.
August 15th, 1274 (August 15 1274)DeathRobert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (born in 1201)
August 15th, 1261 (August 15 1261)EventMichael VIII Palaeologus is crowned Byzantine emperor in Constantinople.
August 15th, 1248 (August 15 1248)EventThe foundation stone of the Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men, was laidied in Construction eventually completed in 1880.
August 15th, 1196 (August 15 1196)DeathConrad II, Duke of Swabia (born in 1173)
August 15th, 1195 (August 15 1195)BirthAnthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (died in 1231)
August 15th, 1185 (August 15 1185)EventThe cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
August 15th, 1171 (August 15 1171)BirthKing Alfonso IX of Leon (died in 1230)
August 15th, 1118 (August 15 1118)DeathAlexius I Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (born in 1048)
August 15th, 1057 (August 15 1057)EventKing Mac Bethad is killed in the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Mael Coluim mac Donnchada.
August 15th, 1057 (August 15 1057)DeathKing Macbeth of Scotland
August 15th, 1040 (August 15 1040)EventKing Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
August 15th, 1040 (August 15 1040)DeathKing Duncan I of Scotland
August 15th, 1038 (August 15 1038)DeathKing Stephen I of HungaryStephen King Quotes
August 15th, 0927 (August 15 0927)EventThe Saracens are conquered and destroyed Taranto.
August 15th, 0778 (August 15 0778)EventThe Battle of Roncevaux Pass, in which Roland is killed.
August 15th, 0778 (August 15 0778)DeathRoland, Frankish commander
August 15th, 0423 (August 15 0423)DeathFlavius Honorius, Western Roman Emperor (born in 384)

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