Thursday 15 August 1901
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Hans Lorbeer and Byron Arnold.
Photographing a Country Couple, directed by Edwin S. Porter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901
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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.