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Know what happened on 15th August


Importance of 15th August in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 15th August special in the world history.

  • 1519 आज ही के दिन पनामा शहर बनाया गया।
  • 1772 आज ही के दिन ईस्ट इंडिया कंपनी ने विभिन्न जिलों में अलग सिविल और आपराधिक अदालत के लिए फैसला लिया।
  • 1854 आज ही के दिन ईस्ट इंडिया रेलवे ने कलकत्ता(अब कोलकाता) से हुगली तक पहली यात्री ट्रेन चलाई, हालांकि आधिकारिक तौर पर इसका संचालन 1855 में शुरू हुआ।
  • 1872 आज ही के दिन ब्रिटिश राज से भारत को आजादी दिलाने में शामिल रहने वाले श्री ऑरबिन्दो का जन्म हुआ।
  • 1947 आज ही के दिन भारत को अंग्रेजों से इसी दिन आजादी मिली थी. यह भारत का एक राष्ट्रीय त्योहार है।
  • 1950 आज ही के दिन असम में करीब 1500-3000 लोगों की मौत भूकंप के कारण हो गई।

  • 1999
    Death of Sir Hugh Casson, British architect, artist and interior designer, a lead designer of the 1951 Festival of Britain, designed the interior of the royal yacht Britannia, taught the Prince of Wales to paint in watercolours
    Great Britain
    1998
    A car bomb in Omagh, N. Ireland, killed 29 people and injured 370. This was the deadliest act of violence in the 30-year history of the ‘troubles’.
    Ireland
    1994
    Venezuelan-born terrorist Carlos the Jackal, responsible for bombings, kidnappings and hijackings across Europe, was captured in Sudan
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    1992
    Football Premier League kicks off in England
    Great Britain
    1978
    Death of Willy Messerschmitt, plane designer
    Germany
    1969
    First day of the Woodstock Music Festival
    United States
    1969
    Woodstock Music Festival in NY State attracts 300,000 fans
    United States
    1959
    Death of Blind Willie McTell, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist whose songs influenced many later artists
    United States
    1948
    The Republic of Korea (South Korea) was formally established .
    Korea, Republic of
    1945
    VJ Day
    1935
    Death of Paul Signac, painter
    France
    1919
    Official end to 1st World War
    1914
    Panama Canal opened, the Canal cement boat Ancon making the first official transit (plans for a grand opening were cancelled due to the start of WW1)
    Panama
    1909
    Death of Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist
    Brazil
    1879
    Birth of Ethel Barrymore, actress
    United States
    1875
    Birth of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Composer
    Great Britain
    1858
    Birth of Edith Nesbit, British children’s writer and poet .
    Great Britain
    1771
    Birth of Sir Walter Scott, writer
    Great Britain
    1769
    Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte
    France
    1645
    Battle of Kilsyth
    Great Britain
    1309
    The Knights of St. John conquered the island of Rhodes, Greece, set up their headquarters there, and renamed themselves the Knights of Rhodes
    Greece
    1040
    Macbeth (Mac Bethad mac Findláich) murders Duncan (Donnchad mac Crínáin) and takes the throne of Scotland (d. 1057)
    Great Britain
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