What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on October 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 15: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 15 is the 288th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 2, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,237,600 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctacontaoctagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 109 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,220 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 15 Historical Events

  • 1764
    Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
  • 1904
    The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
  • 1966
    Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
  • 1971
    The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
  • 1989
    Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.

Who were born on October 15?

  • 1874
    Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, (d. 1899)
  • 1953
    Tito Jackson, American musician
  • 1974
    Bianca Rinaldi, Brazilian actress
  • 1976
    Christian Allen, American video game designer
  • 1979
    Paul Robinson, English footballer

Who died on October 15?

  • 1389
    Pope Urban VI
  • 1945
    Pierre Laval, French politician (b. 1883)
  • 1988
    Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer and pianist (b. 1892)
  • 1999
    Josef Locke, Irish-born tenor (b. 1917)
  • 2011
    Betty Driver, British Actress (b. 1920)

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