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Solar eclipse of 15 August 310 BC
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58321224/solar-eclipse-of-15-august-310-bc/

Total Eclipse of the Sun: 1719 August 15
http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/eclipse/0311719/



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On August 15, 293 BC, the Roman goddess Venus's oldest known temple was dedicated
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44436251/vinalia-rustica/

National Honey Bee Day 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Honey_Bee_Day

Obon is an annual Japanese and Buddhist-Confucian event for remembrance and commemoration of ones ancestors
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Festival



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On August 15, 1281 a major tempest struck the Tsushima Straits
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

The 2007 Peru earthquake was an earthquake measuring 8.0 that hit the central coast of Peru on August 15, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Peru_Earthquake

The 1950 Great Assam Earthquake of Mw 8.6 occurred on 15 August 1950 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41709010/1950-medog-earthquake/

1947 Indian Independence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXFc0biIhV4

Pakistan And India Partition 1947 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppMJGxcFACg

The city of Panama was founded on August 15, 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_City

The Panama Canal was formally opened on August 15, 1914 with the passage of the cargo ship SS Ancon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal

The flooding of the Nile, known as Wafaa El-Nil, is celebrated by Egyptians as an annual two week holiday starting August 15. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flooding_of_the_Nile



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Vostok 3 and Vostok 4 landed on the 15th August 1962
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_3

Progress M-4 was launched on the 15th August 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_M-4

Progress M-14 was launched on the 15th August 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress-M

The Cygnus spacecraft reentered the Earth's Atmosphere on the 15th August 2014
https://history.nasa.gov/presrep2014.pdf (PDF)



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Manley Lanier Carter, Jr. (August 15, 1947 - April 5, 1991) was an American physician and NASA astronaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Carter

Scott Douglas Altman, (born 15 August 1959) is a United States Navy Captain test pilot and former NASA astronaut. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Altman

Valentin Varlamov (August 15, 1934 - October 2, 1980) was a Russian jet pilot 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentin_Varlamov

Bernhard Robert Tessmann (August 15, 1912 - December 19, 1998) was a German expert in guided missiles during World War II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernhard_Tessmann

Sir Anthony "Tony" Robinson (born 15 August 1946) is an English actor, comedian, amateur historian, TV presenter and political activist. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Robinson

Amron Harry Katz (August 15, 1915 - February 10, 1997) was an American physicist who specialised in aerial reconnaissance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amron_Harry_Katz

Leslie John Comrie (15 August 1893 - 11 December 1950) was an astronomer and a pioneer in mechanical computation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Comrie

Aleksey Nikolaevich Krylov (August 15 [O.S. 3 August] 1863 - October 26, 1945) was a Russian naval engineer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Krylov

Louis-Victor-Pierre-Raymond, 7th duc de Broglie (15 August 1892 - 19 March 1987) was a French physicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis,_7th_duc_de_Broglie

Jean François Chazy (15 August 1882 - 9 March 1955) was a French mathematician and astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Chazy

Hermann Alexander Brück (15 August 1905 - 4 March 2000) was a German-born astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Br%C3%BCck

Paul Willard Merrill (August 15, 1887 - July 19, 1961) was an American astronomer whose specialty was spectroscopy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_W._Merrill

Marian Albertovich Kowalski (August 15 or October 15, 1821 - May 28 or July 9, 1884) was a Polish-Russian astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Albertovich_Kowalski

Mikheil Alexandres dze Vashakidze (August 15, 1909 - November 27, 1956) was a Georgian astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikheil_Vashakidze



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The Woodstock Festival) was held at Max Yasgur's dairy farm from August 15 to August 18, 1969. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50429249/woodstock-festival/



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NGC 6757 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on the 15th August 1884.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322512/ngc-6757/

NGC 6901 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322503/ngc-6901/

NGC 6906 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322490/ngc-6906/

NGC 6917 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322483/ngc-6917/

NGC 6927 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322472/ngc-6927/

NGC 6928 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322458/ngc-6928/

NGC 6930 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322447/ngc-6930/

NGC 6944 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322433/ngc-6944/

NGC 6969 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322428/ngc-6969/

NGC 6971 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322424/ngc-6971/

NGC 6972 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322421/ngc-6972/

NGC 6988 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 15th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58322417/ngc-6988/



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GRS 1915+105 or V1487 Aquilae, is an X-ray binary star system, that was discovered on August 15, 1992 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRS_1915%2B105

The Wow! Signal was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Dr. Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t17501787/seti-wow-signal/

Asteroid (101) Helena was discovered by Canadian-American astronomer J. C. Watson on August 15, 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101_Helena

Asteroid (166) Rhodope was discovered by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters on August 15, 1876 in Clinton, New York 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/166_Rhodope

Asteroid (686) Gersuind was discovered by August Kopff on August 15, 1909 from Heidelberg 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/686_Gersuind

Asteroid 2104 Toronto (1963 PD) was discovered on August 15, 1963
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2104_Toronto

On 15 August 1970 Comet 82P/Gehrels passed 0.00143 AU (214,000 km) from Jupiter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/82P/Gehrels

The Mariana UFO Incident occurred in August 1950 in Great Falls, Montana.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_UFO_incident



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Meteorites

The Deal (L6) meteorite fell in New Jersey, USA, on the 15th August 1829
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44436045/deal-meteorite/ 

The Malakal (L5) meteorite fell in South Sudan, between 10 - 15th August 1970.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44436054/malakal-meteorite/

The Sixiangkou (L5) meteorite fell in Jiangsu, China, on the 15th August 1989.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44436061/sixiangkou-meteorite/ 

The Jalanash (Ureilite) meteorite fell on the plain of Ölgiy in western Mongolia, on the 15th August 1990.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44436260/jalanash-meteorite/

The Songyuan (L6) meteorite fell in Jilin, China, on the 15th August 1993.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44436269/songyuan-meteorite/



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