What happened this day in history October 15

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, 1,634,256,000 seconds 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

  • 1529
    The Siege of Vienna ends as the Austrians rout the invading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of unchecked conquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1783
    The Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon marks the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon).
  • 1793
    Queen Marie-Antoinette of France is tried and convicted in a swift, pre-determined trial in the Palais de Justice, Paris, and condemned to death the following day.
  • 1815
    Napoleon I of France begins his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1880
    Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
  • 1944
    The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler’s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary.
  • 1953
    British nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 1970
    Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
  • 1989
    Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
  • 2003
    The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi runs into a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.

Who were born on October 15?

  • 1784
    Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (d. 1849)
  • 1865
    Albert Heijn, Dutch businessman (d. 1945)
  • 1890
    Álvaro de Campos, a heteronym of Fernando Pessoa (d. 1935).
  • 1920
    Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1924
    Mark Lenard, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1946
    John Getz, American actor
  • 1946
    Richard Carpenter, American musician (The Carpenters)
  • 1968
    Jyrki 69, Finnish musician The 69 Eyes
  • 1981
    Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
  • 1983
    Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress

Who died on October 15?

  • 1002
    Otto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (b. 946)
  • 1810
    Alfred Moore, American judrist (b. 1755)
  • 1918
    Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian religious figure (b. c. 1838)
  • 1945
    Pierre Laval, French politician (b. 1883)
  • 1946
    Hermann Göring, German Nazi official (b. 1893)
  • 1960
    Clara Kimball Young, American actress (b. 1890)
  • 1964
    Cole Porter, American composer (b. 1891)
  • 1966
    Frederick Montague, 1st Baron Amwell, British politician (b. 1876)
  • 2005
    Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
  • 2008
    Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish poet (b. 1914)

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