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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1864

Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners

Event
1864

Daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies

Death
1865

Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)

Birth
1866

Charles-Jean Vall‚e-Poussin, mathematician (d'analyse)

Birth
1867

2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England

Event
1870

Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado

Event
1872

Harold Fraser-Simson, composer

Birth
1872

Rubin Goldmark, composer

Birth
1874

Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert

Birth
1875

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast)

Birth
1876

US law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find

Event
1876

Aleksandar Belic, Serb linguist

Birth
1878

Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)

Birth
1879

Ethel Barrymore, Phila, actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green)

Birth
1885

Mary Nash, Troy NY, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By)

Birth
1885

Edna Ferber, author, playwright

Birth
1885

Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer

Birth
1886

Bill Whitty, cricketer (Australian left-arm bowler 1909-12)

Birth
1886

Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game

Event
1887

Edna Ferber, US, author (American Beauty, Cimarron)

Birth
1887

Me‹r Aron Goldschmidt, Danish writer (Ravnen, Hjemlís), dies at 67

Death
1888

Albert Spalding, composer

Birth
1888

T E Lawrence Tremadoc, [Lawrence of Arabia], Wales, soldier/writer

Birth
1890

Jacques Ibert, Paris France, composer (Escales)

Birth
1892

Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929)

Birth