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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1947

India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan

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1948

Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)

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1948

3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias

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1949

Ann Ryerson, Wisc, actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin)

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1949

Kate Taylor, rocker

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1949

WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1949

Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994

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1950

Rotterdam harbor strike begins

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1950

Pres Sukarno proclaims unity of Indonesia

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1950

Joseph Pholien becomes Belgian premier

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1950

Indians make their 1st triple play at Cleveland Stadium

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1950

Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

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1950

Thomas Aldrich, country drummer (Black Oak Arkansas)

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1950

Tess Harper, Mammoth Sp AR, actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies)

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1950

Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, Engl, Princess/olympic equestrian

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1950

William "Bill" Griffin, US singer (Miracles-Love Machine)

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1950

Indies Constitution goes into effect

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1950

8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000

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1951

John Childs, cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988)

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1951

Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69

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1951

Bobby Caldwell, NYC, rocker

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1952

Ger Hoeymakers, Dutch rock guitarist (Franc Boeijen Group)

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1952

9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34

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1952

19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)

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1954

WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins

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