Historical Events on October 15, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on October 15th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 13-year-old American girl, Jayme Closs, is kidnapped from her Barron, Wisconsin home after her parents were both murdered.
2016 One hundred and ninety-seven nations amend the Montreal Protocol to include a phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons.
2013 The 7.2 Mw Bohol earthquake strikes the Philippines. At least 215 were killed.
2008 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 733.08 points, or 7.87%, the second worst percentage drop in the Dow's history.
2007 Seventeen activists in New Zealand are arrested in the country's first post-9/11 anti-terrorism raids.
2006 The 6.7 .mw-parser-output .tooltip-dotted{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}Mw Kiholo Bay earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport.
2003 China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
2001 NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 180 km of Jupiter's moon Io.
1997 The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
1994 The United States, under the Clinton administration, returns Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to the island.
1991 The "Oh-My-God particle", an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray measured at 40,000,000 times that of the highest energy protons produced in a particle accelerator, is observed at the University of Utah HiRes observatory in Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.
1991 The leaders of the Baltic States, Arnold Rüütel of Estonia, Anatolijs Gorbunovs of Latvia and Vytautas Landsbergis of Lithuania, signed the OSCE Final Act in Helsinki, Finland.
1990 Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
1989 Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
1987 Aero Trasporti Italiani Flight 460 crashes near Conca di Crezzo, Italy, killing all 37 people on board.
1987 A coup d'état in Burkina Faso overthrows and kills then President Thomas Sankara.
1979 Supporters of the Malta Labour Party ransack and destroy the Times of Malta building and other locations associated with the Nationalist Party.
1979 A coup d'état in El Salvador overthrows President Carlos Humberto Romero and begins the 12 year-long Salvadoran Civil War.
1970 During the construction of Australia's West Gate Bridge, a span of the bridge falls and kills 35 workers. The incident is the country's worst industrial accident to this day.
1966 The Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
1965 Vietnam War: A draft card is burned during an anti-war rally by the Catholic Worker Movement, resulting in the first arrest under a new law.
1956 FORTRAN, the first modern computer language, is first shared with the coding community.
1954 Hurricane Hazel devastates the eastern seaboard of North America, killing 95 and causing massive floods as far north as Toronto.
1951 Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes completes the synthesis of norethisterone, the basis of an early oral contraceptive.
1944 World War II: Germany replaces the Hungarian government after it announces an armistice with the Soviet Union.
1940 President Lluís Companys of Catalonia is executed by the Francoist government.
1939 The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed LaGuardia Airport) is dedicated.
1932 Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
1928 The airship Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
1923 The German Rentenmark is introduced in Germany to counter hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic.
1910 Airship America is launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.
1888 The "From Hell" letter allegedly sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.
1878 The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
1864 American Civil War: The Union garrison of Glasgow, Missouri surrenders to Confederate forces.
1863 American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks, killing its inventor.
1815 Napoleon begins his exile on Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
1793 Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried and convicted of treason.
1783 The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon makes the first human ascent, piloted by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier.
1582 Adoption of the Gregorian calendar begins, eventually leading to near-universal adoption.
1529 The Siege of Vienna ends when Austria routs the invading Ottoman forces, ending its European expansion.
1211 Battle of the Rhyndacus: The Latin emperor Henry of Flanders defeats the Nicaean emperor Theodore I Laskaris.
1066 Following the death of Harold II at the Battle of Hastings, Edgar the Ætheling is proclaimed King of England by the Witan; he is never crowned, and concedes power to William the Conqueror two months later.
Famous People Born on October 15

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Year Name
1958 Stephen Clarke, English-French journalist and author
1920 Henri Verneuil, Turkish-French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1981 Keyshia Cole, American singer-songwriter and producer
1951 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player
1966 Bill Charlap, American pianist and composer
1990 Jeon Ji-yoon, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
1955 Kulbir Bhaura, Indian field hockey player
1914 Mohammed Zahir Shah, Afghan king (d. 2007)
1984 Izale McLeod, English footballer
1951 Peter Richardson, English actor, director, and screenwriter
Famous People Deaths On October 15

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Date Name
1811 Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter and politician (b. 1735)
2010 Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)
2013 Donald Bailey, American drummer (b. 1933)
1945 Pierre Laval, French lawyer and politician, 101st Prime Minister of France (b. 1883)
1988 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer, music critic, pianist and writer (b. 1892)
1917 Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (b. 1876)
1173 Petronilla of Aragon (b. 1135)
1925 Dolores Jiménez y Muro, Mexican revolutionary (b. 1848?)
1690 Juan de Valdés Leal, Spanish painter and illustrator (b. 1622)
1993 Aydın Sayılı, Turkish historian and academic (b. 1913)