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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1985

Iraqi air raid on Iran oil-island Kharg

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1986

Pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger

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1987

At Pan Am games in Indianapolis, USA and Cuba are tied with 2 outs in 9th, Ty Griffin HR, Cuba 1st loss in 20 years of Pan Am competition

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1987

US beats Cuba in Pan-Am baseball

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1988

Ray Buchanan, US blues gitarist, dies at about 48

Death
1988

Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82

Death
1988

"Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176 perfs

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1988

At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts

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1988

Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash

Death
1988

NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments

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1989

F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies

Death
1989

Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)

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1989

Cancer sufferer/SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky breaks arm on mound

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1989

Frederik de Klerk becomes president of South Africa

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1989

In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines

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1989

US Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle

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1990

51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

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1990

Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)

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1990

Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66

Death
1990

Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

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1991

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1991

750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park

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1991

Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74

Death
1992

Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies

Death
1992

Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy

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