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What Happened on February 15th This Day in History

Year Name
2013 A meteor explodes over Russia, injuring 1,500 people as a shock wave blows out windows and rocks buildings. This happens unexpectedly only hours before the expected closest ever approach of the larger and unrelated asteroid 2012 DA14.
2012 Three hundred sixty people die in a fire at a Honduran prison in the city of Comayagua.
2010 Two trains collide in the Halle train collision in Halle, Belgium, killing 19 and injuring 171 people.
2003 Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between eight million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.
2001 The first draft of the complete human genome is published in Nature.
1996 At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people.
1992 Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison.
1992 Air Transport International Flight 805 crashes near Toledo Express Airport in Ohio, killing all four people on board.
1991 The Visegrád Agreement, establishing cooperation to move toward free-market systems, is signed by the leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
1989 Soviet-Afghan War: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
1982 The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
1972 Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
1972 José María Velasco Ibarra, serving as President of Ecuador for the fifth time, is overthrown by the military for the fourth time.
1971 The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.
1965 A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
1961 Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team along with several of their coaches and family members.
1954 Canada and the United States agree to construct the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska.
1952 King George VI of the United Kingdom is buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
1949 Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
1946 ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
1945 World War II: Third day of bombing in Dresden.
1944 World War II: The assault on Monte Cassino, Italy begins.
1944 World War II: The Narva Offensive begins.
1942 World War II: Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history.
1933 In Miami, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate US President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
1925 The 1925 serum run to Nome: The second delivery of serum arrives in Nome, Alaska.
1923 Greece becomes the last European country to adopt the Gregorian calendar.
1921 Kingdom of Romania establishes its legation in Helsinki.
1909 The Flores Theater fire in Acapulco, Mexico kills 250.
1901 The association football club Alianza Lima is founded in Lima, Peru, under the name Sport Alianza.
1898 The battleship USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing 274. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
1891 Allmänna Idrottsklubben (AIK) (Swedish Sports Club) is founded.
1879 Women's rights: US President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
1870 Stevens Institute of Technology is founded in New Jersey, USA and offers the first Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.
1862 American Civil War: Confederates commanded by Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd attack General Ulysses S. Grant's Union forces Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Unable to break the fort's encirclement, Lloyd surrenders the following day.
1835 The first constitutional law in modern Serbia is adopted.
1798 The Roman Republic is proclaimed after Louis-Alexandre Berthier, a general of Napoleon, had invaded the city of Rome five days earlier.
1764 The city of St. Louis is established in Spanish Louisiana (now in Missouri, USA).
1690 Constantin Cantemir, Prince of Moldavia, and the Holy Roman Empire sign a secret treaty in Sibiu, stipulating that Moldavia would support the actions led by the House of Habsburg against the Ottoman Empire.
1637 Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1493 While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.
1214 During the Anglo-French War (1213-1214), an English invasion force led by John, King of England, lands at La Rochelle in France.
1113 Pope Paschal II issues Pie Postulatio Voluntatis, recognizing the Order of Hospitallers.
1002 At an assembly at Pavia of Lombard nobles, Arduin of Ivrea is restored to his domains and crowned King of Italy.
706 Byzantine emperor Justinian II has his predecessors Leontios and Tiberios III publicly executed in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.
590 Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
Famous People Born on February 15

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Year Name
1856 Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1926)
1976 Brandon Boyd, American singer-songwriter
1945 John Helliwell, English saxophonist and keyboard player
1981 Heurelho Gomes, Brazilian footballer
1983 Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player
1960 Jock Hobbs, New Zealand rugby player
1940 Vaino Vahing, Estonian psychiatrist, author, and playwright (d. 2008)
1908 Sarto Fournier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 38th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1980)
1638 Zeb-un-Nissa, Mughal princess and poet (d. 1702)
1898 Totò, Italian actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1967)
Famous People Deaths On February 15

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Date Name
1924 Lionel Monckton, English composer (b. 1861)
1967 Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (b. 1887)
2004 Jens Evensen, Norwegian lawyer, judge, and politician, Norwegian Minister of Trade (b. 1917)
1956 Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French lawyer and politician (b. 1878)
1842 Archibald Menzies, Scottish surgeon and botanist (b. 1754)
1999 Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
1600 José de Acosta, Spanish Jesuit missionary and naturalist (b. 1540)
1781 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1729)
1897 Dimitrie Ghica, Romanian lawyer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1816)
2000 Angus MacLean, Canadian commander and politician, 25th Premier of Prince Edward Island (b. 1914)