Friday, August 15, 2014

This was 227th day of the year and 138 days remained in the year.


August 15 Birthdays

Napoleon I
1769–1821, emperor of the French, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, known as “the Little Corporal.”



Walter Scott
writer (1771)

Ethel Barrymore
actress (1879)

Edna Ferber
author (1887)

T. E. Lawrence
adventurer (1888)

Julia Child
chef (1912)

August 15 in History

1057

Macbeth, king of Scotland, was killed by Malcolm Canmore.

1911

Proctor & Gamble Company introduced Crisco vegetable shortening.

1935

Aviator Wiley Post and actor Will Rogers were killed in a plane crash.

1939

The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood.

1947

The Indian Independence Bill created the two independent states of India and Pakistan.

1948

South Korea became the Republic of Korea.

1969

Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York.

1998

A car bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killed 29 people. It was the deadliest act of violence in more than 30 years of "Troubles."

2001

Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own.

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