August 15 events

Important events of August 15


636 – On August 15, Arab–Byzantine wars: The Battle of Yarmouk between Byzantine Empire and Rashidun Caliphate starts.

717 – Arab–Byzantine wars: Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik starts the Second Arab Siege of Constantinople, which will keep going for almost a year.

718 – Arab–Byzantine wars: Raising of the Second Arab Siege of Constantinople.

747 – Carloman, civic chairman of the castle of Austrasia, disavows his situation as steward and resigns to a religious community close to Rome. His sibling Pepin the Short turns into the sole ruler (true) of the Frankish Kingdom.

778 – The Battle of Roncevaux Pass happens between the military of Charlemagne and a Basque army.[1]

805 – Noble Erchana of Dahauua awards the Bavarian town of Dachau to the Diocese of Freising

927 – The Saracens vanquish and devastate Taranto.

982 – Holy Roman Emperor Otto II is vanquished by the Saracens in the Battle of Capo Colonna, in Calabria.

1018 – Byzantine general Eustathios Daphnomeles blinds and catches Ibatzes of Bulgaria by a trick, in this way finishing Bulgarian opposition against Emperor Basil II’s victory of Bulgaria.

1038 – King Stephen I, the principal ruler of Hungary, passes on; his nephew, Peter Orseolo, succeeds him.

1057 – King Macbeth is murdered at the Battle of Lumphanan by the powers of Máel Coluim macintosh Donnchada.

1070 – The Pavian-conceived Benedictine Lanfranc is designated as the new Archbishop of Canterbury in England.

1185 – The cavern city of Vardzia is sanctified by Queen Tamar of Georgia.

1237 – The Battle of the Puig happens with regards to the Spanish Reconquista pitting the powers of the Taifa of Valencia against the Kingdom of Aragon. The fight brought about an Aragonese triumph.

1248 – The establishment stone of Cologne Cathedral, worked to house the relics of the Three Wise Men, is laid. (Development is in the long run finished in 1880.)

1261 – Michael VIII Palaiologos is delegated as the principal Byzantine sovereign in fifty-seven years.

1281 – Mongol attack of Japan: The Mongolian armada of Kublai Khan is devastated by a “divine breeze” for the second time in the Battle of Kōan.

1310 – The city of Rhodes gives up to the powers of the Knights of St. John, finishing their success of Rhodes. The knights set up their home office on the island and rename themselves the Knights of Rhodes.

1430 – Francesco Sforza, master of Milan, vanquishes Lucca.

1461 – The Empire of Trebizond gives up to the powers of Sultan Mehmed II. This is viewed by certain history specialists as the genuine finish of the Byzantine Empire. Head David is ousted and later killed.

1483 – Pope Sixtus IV blesses the Sistine Chapel.

1511 – Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal vanquishes Malacca, the capital of the Malacca Sultanate.

1517 – Seven Portuguese outfitted vessels drove by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese authorities at the Pearl River estuary.

1519 – Panama City, Panama is established.

1534 – Ignatius of Loyola and six schoolmates take starting promises, prompting the formation of the Society of Jesus in September 1540.

1537 – Asunción, Paraguay is established.

1540 – Arequipa, Peru is established.

1549 – Jesuit minister Francis Xavier comes shorewards at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: 22 July 1549).

1592 – Imjin War: At the Battle of Hansan Island, the Korean Navy, drove by Yi Sun-sin, Yi Eok-gi, and Won Gyun, conclusively overcomes the Japanese Navy, drove by Wakisaka Yasuharu.[2]

1599 – Nine Years’ War: Battle of Curlew Pass: Irish powers drove by Hugh Roe O’Donnell effectively trap English powers, drove by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to diminish Collooney Castle.

1695 – French powers end the siege of Brussels.

1760 – Seven Years’ War: Battle of Liegnitz: Frederick the Great’s triumph over the Austrians under Ernst Gideon von Laudon.

1824 – The Marquis de Lafayette, the last enduring French general of the American Revolutionary War, shows up in New York and starts a visit through 24 states.

1843 – The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii is committed. Presently the church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, it is the most established Roman Catholic house of God in consistent use in the United States.

1843 – Tivoli Gardens, one of the most seasoned still flawless event congregations on the planet, opens in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1863 – The Anglo-Satsuma War starts between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).

1893 – Ibadan territory turns into a British Protectorate after a deal marked by Fijabi, the Baale of Ibadan with the British acting Governor of Lagos, George C. Denton.

1899 – Fratton Park football ground in Portsmouth, England is authoritatively first opened.[3]

1907 – Ordination in Constantinople of Fr. Raphael Morgan, the principal African-American Orthodox cleric, “Minister Apostolic” to America and the West Indies.

1914 – A worker of American modeler Frank Lloyd Wright murders seven individuals and burns down the living quarters of Wright’s Wisconsin home, Taliesin.

1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the travel of the payload transport SS Ancon.

1914 – World War I: The First Russian Army, drove by Paul von Rennenkampf, enters East Prussia.

1914 – World War I: Beginning of the Battle of Cer, the main Allied triumph of World War I.

1915 – A story in New York World paper uncovers that the Imperial German government had bought abundance phenol from Thomas Edison that could be utilized to put forth explosives for the war attempt and occupied it to Bayer for ibuprofen creation.

1920 – Polish–Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, purported Miracle at the Vistula.

1935 – Will Rogers and Wiley Post are executed after their airplane creates motor issues during departure in Barrow, Alaska.

1939 – Twenty-six Junkers Ju 87 planes told by Walter Sigel meet sudden ground mist during a jump shelling exhibit for Luftwaffe officers at Neuhammer. Thirteen of them bite the dust.

1939 – The Wizard of Oz debuts at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.

1940 – An Italian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbor during peacetime, denoting the most genuine Italian incitement preceding the flare-up of the Greco-Italian War in October.

1941 – Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by terminating crew at the Tower of London at 07:12, making him the last individual to be executed at the Tower for undercover work.

1942 – World War II: Operation Pedestal: The oil big hauler SS Ohio arrives at the island of Malta scarcely above water conveying indispensable fuel supplies for the island’s resistances.

1943 – World War II: Battle of Trahili: Superior German powers encompass Cretan partisans, who figure out how to escape despite seemingly insurmountable opposition.

1944 – World War II: Operation Dragoon: Allied powers land in southern France.

1945 – Jewel Voice Broadcast by the Emperor Showa following compelling acquiescence of Japan in the World War II, Korea picks up Independence from the Empire of Japan.

1947 – India picks up Independence from British standard after close to 190 years of British organization and crown rule, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

1947 – Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is confirmed as first Governor-General of Pakistan in Karachi.

1948 – The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is set up south of the 38th equal north.

1952 – A glimmer flood douses the town of Lynmouth, England, slaughtering 34 individuals.

1954 – Alfredo Stroessner starts his autocracy in Paraguay.

1960 – Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) gets autonomous from France.

1961 – Border watch Conrad Schumann escapes from East Germany while working guarding the development of the Berlin Wall.

1962 – James Joseph Dresnok imperfections to North Korea subsequent to stumbling into the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Dresnok kicked the bucket in 2016.

1963 – Execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland.

1963 – President Fulbert Youlou is ousted in the Republic of the Congo, following a three-day uprising in the capital.

1965 – The Beatles play to about 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, an occasion later viewed as the introduction of arena rock.

1969 – The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in upstate New York, highlighting a portion of the top stone artists of the time.

1970 – Patricia Palinkas turns into the principal lady to play expertly in an American football match-up.

1971 – President Richard Nixon finishes the break from the highest quality level by closure convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by unfamiliar speculators.

1971 – Bahrain picks up autonomy from the United Kingdom.

1973 – Vietnam War: The USAF shelling of Cambodia closes.

1974 – Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea, is slaughtered during an obvious death endeavor upon President Park Chung-hee.

1975 – Bangladeshi pioneer Sheik Mujibur Rahman is slaughtered alongside most individuals from his family during a military upset.

1975 – Takeo Miki makes the primary authority journey to Yasukuni Shrine by an occupant PM on the commemoration of the finish of World War II.

1977 – The Big Ear, a radio telescope worked by Ohio State University as a major aspect of the SETI venture, gets a radio sign from profound space; the occasion is named the “Amazing! signal” from the documentation made by a volunteer on the undertaking.

1984 – The Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Turkey begins a crusade of furnished assaults upon the Turkish military with an assault on police and gendarmerie bases in Şemdinli and Eruh

1995 – In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner turns into the main female cadet registered at The Citadel (she drops out not exactly seven days after the fact).

1998 – Northern Ireland: Omagh shelling happens; 29 individuals (counting a lady pregnant with twins) slaughtered and somewhere in the range of 220 others harmed.

1999 – Beni Ounif slaughter in Algeria: Some 29 individuals are murdered at a bogus barrier close to the Moroccan outskirt, prompting impermanent strains with Morocco.

2005 – Israel’s one-sided withdrawal intend to expel all Israelis from the Gaza Strip and from four settlements in the northern West Bank starts.

2005 – The Helsinki Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement and the Government of Indonesia was marked, finishing right around three many years of battling.

2007 – A 8.0-greatness quake off the Pacific coast decimates Ica and different locales of Peru slaughtering 514 and harming 1,090.

2013 – At least 27 individuals are executed and 226 harmed in a blast in southern Beirut almost a complex utilized by Lebanon’s aggressor bunch Hezbollah in Lebanon. A formerly obscure Syrian Sunni bunch claims obligation in an online video.

2013 – The Smithsonian reports the revelation of the olinguito, the primary new savage species found in the Americas in 35 years.

2015 – North Korea moves its clock back thirty minutes to present Pyongyang Time, 8​1⁄2 hours in front of UTC.

Holidays and observances

Military Day (Poland)

Christian blowout day:


Alypius of Thagaste

Blowout day of the Assumption of Mary, one of the Catholic blessed long stretches of commitment. (an open occasion in Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, France, a few states in Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu); and its related observances:

Dining experience of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches)

Ferragosto (Italy)

Woman’s Day (Ireland)

Māras (Latvia)

Mother’s Day (Antwerp and Costa Rica)

National Acadian Day (Acadians)

Naval force Day (Romania)

Virgin of Candelaria, supporter of the Canary Islands. (Tenerife, Spain)

San La Muerte (Paraguayan Folk Catholicism)

Santa Clause Muerte (Mexican Folk Catholicism)


August 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Constitution Day (Equatorial Guinea)

Most punctual day on which Children’s Day can fall, while August 21 is the most recent; celebrated on the third Sunday in August. (Argentina and Peru)

Most punctual day on which Day of Hearts can fall, while August 21 is the most recent; celebrated on the third Monday in August. (zone around Haarlem and Amsterdam)

Establishing of Asunción (Paraguay)

Autonomy Day, praises the freedom of Korea from Japan in 1945:

Gwangbokjeol, “Autonomy Day” (South Korea)

Jogukhaebangui nal, “Mother country Liberation Day” (North Korea)

Autonomy Day, praises the freedom of India from the United Kingdom in 1947.

Autonomy Day, praises the freedom of the Republic of the Congo from France in 1960.

National Day (Liechtenstein)

National Mourning Day, saw on Srabon 31 (Bangladesh)

The primary day of Flooding of the Nile, or Wafaa El-Nil (Egypt and Coptic Church)

The principle day of Bon Festival (Japan), and its related observances:

Awa Dance Festival (Tokushima Prefecture)

Triumph over Japan Day (United Kingdom), and its related observances:

End-of-war Memorial Day, when the National Memorial Service for War Dead is held (Japan).