Thursday 15 August 1901
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
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- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Byron Arnold: Composer.
- Hans Lorbeer: Writer.
- Sulho Ranta: Composer.
- Arias Arnulfo three time president of Panama (1940-41: 1949-51, 1968).
- Pierre Lepine: Lyon 2?me physician.
- Pyotr Novikov: Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1975)
- Karl Weinhold: Germany -- Sociologist, dies at 77.
- Arch Rock, danger to Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro.
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