August 15: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

August 15th marks the 227th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 228th in case of leap years). There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Jennifer Lawrence (1990), Ben Affleck (1972) and Alain Juppé (1945).
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What happened on August 15th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Aug 15th, 2018 War in Afghanistan: A suicide bomber attack on a Kabul education center left at least 48 people dead, mostly students. The Taliban denies any involvement. (BBC). Two units of Afghan security forces were attacked by the Taliban in Baghlan-e-Markazi District of Baghlan Province. The attack resulted in the deaths of at least 39 soldiers as well as police officers.
  • Aug 15th, 2017 Boko Haram insurgency, Three suicide bombers kill 27 and injure 83 people near Maiduguri (Nigeria).
  • Aug 15th, 2016 Yemeni Civil War: At least 11 people were killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led alliance that hit a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres.
  • Aug 15th, 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): ISIL bombings in Baghdad kill 21 people and injure more than 100 others.
  • Aug 15th, 2014 Islamist insurgency: Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants abducted dozens in Doron Baga (a remote sandy fishing village in northeast Nigeria, near Lake Chad).
  • Aug 15th, 2013 Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup de etat: 638 people are killed in clashes on the previous day. (Washington Post).A Cairo government building is set on fire and stormed by the Muslim Brotherhood. (Sky News) (The Independent)President Barack Obama cancels joint military exercises between the United States and Egypt.
  • Aug 15th, 2012 Mexican Drug War
  • Aug 15th, 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • Aug 15th, 2010 Some countries concerned have requested inspections of Israel's nuclear program in a letter addressed to Britain, France, Russia, China and France.
  • Aug 15th, 2009 Hamas police claim that they have shot and killed Abdel-Latif Moussa, the head of Jund Ansar Allah Islamic Group, in a shootout.
  • Aug 15th, 2008 The US and Poland have signed a deal to share a part of their new missile defense shield. The US will place ten interceptor missiles on a base along the Baltic coast and strengthen Polish air defenses.
  • Aug 15th, 2007 After a stock analyst switched from sell to buy, shares in Countrywide Financial fell 13 percent

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