Sunday 15 August 1909US date format: 8/15/1909, UK date format: 15/8/1909
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 15, 1909). The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include GA Oorschot and Hugo Winterhalter.
Far from the Madding Crowd, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909
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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
- GA Oorschot: Dutch writer, poet and influential publisher of modern Dutch writers and the Russian world literature.
- Hugo Winterhalter: American composer and bandleader (d. 1973).
- Euclides da Cunha: Brazilian writer and sociologist (Born 1866).
- A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.