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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1942

5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel

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1943

Eni F H Faleomavaega, (Rep-D-American Samoa)

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1943

Barbara Bouchet, Reichenberg Czech, actress (Casino Royale)

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1943

Allies land on Kiska Aleutians

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1944

Frederick Knight, US singer (I've been lonely so long)

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1944

Linda Ellerbee, Bryan Texas, newscaster (Weekend, NBC Overnight)

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1944

Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast

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1944

US 7th Armour division reaches Chartres

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1944

US 12 Army corp enters Le Mans through Orl‚ans

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1944

Operation Dragoon: Allied troops land in Provence

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1944

German field marshal von Kluge vanishes for one day

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1944

Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed

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1945

Charlemagne Palestine, composer

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1945

Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually

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1945

Thomas C Sawyer, (Rep-D-Ohio)

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1945

South Korea liberated from Japanese rule

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1945

Gene Upshaw, NFL guard (Oakland), NFLPA leader

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1945

US wartime rationing of gasoline and fuel oil ends

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1945

A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II

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1946

Kathryn Jean Whitmire, Houston Texas, (4 time Mayor-Houston)

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1946

Jimmy Webb, Elk City Okla, songwriter (MacArthur Park, Up Up and Away)

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1947

Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman

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1947

Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, Macon Ga, USN/astro (STS 33)

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1947

Geraldo Velez, jazz congas (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

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1947

Pakistan (formerly West Pakistan) declares independence from UK

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