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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1910

Signe Hasso, actress (QB VII, Taxi 13, Black Bird, Crisis)

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1910

Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70)

Birth
1911

Procter and Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening

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1912

Julia Child, Pasadena Calif, chef (French Chef)

Birth
1912

Wendy Hiller, England, actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield)

Birth
1912

Wijnanda M C "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Reve Sr

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1912

Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game

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1914

Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer

Birth
1914

Dinant Belgium destroyed by German bombs

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1914

German assault at Dinant: Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

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1914

Panama Canal opens (under cost)

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1914

Japan joins side of allies

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1914

13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)

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1914

Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]

Death
1915

Alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist

Birth
1915

Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia

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1915

Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author/resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg)

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1915

Signe Hasso, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Johnny Angel, Double Life)

Birth
1915

Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched

Death
1918

Fay Honey Knopp, activist

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1918

Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, composer

Birth
1918

Peter Gast, composer, dies at 64

Death
1918

1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)

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1918

Russia severs diplomatic ties with US

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1919

Huntz Hall, NYC, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game)

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