About August 15

August 15, 2022 is the 227th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 160 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 15

  • 778
    The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed.
  • 1057
    King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada.
  • 1511
    Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • 1537
    Asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
  • 1843
    The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii is dedicated. Now the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, it is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the United States.
  • 1869
    The Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto.
  • 1914
    The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.
  • 1920
    Battle of Warsaw so called Miracle at the Vistula.
  • 1939
    13 Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. There are no survivors.
  • 1941
    Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 7:12 am, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for treason.
  • 1952
    A flash flood drenches the town of Lynmouth, England, killing 34 people.
  • 1962
    James Joseph Dresnok defects to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea after running across the Korean DMZ. Dresnok still resides in the capital, Pyongyang.
  • 1963
    Execution of Henry John Burnett, the last man to be hanged in Scotland.
  • 1965
    The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, in an event later seen as marking the birth of stadium rock.
  • 1971
    Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1974
    Yuk Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea, is killed during an apparent assassination attempt upon President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee.
  • 1975
    Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
  • 1977
    The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the “Wow! signal” from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.
  • 1998
    Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles
  • 1999
    Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.

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