Sunday 15 August 1915
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kamiel van Baelen and Alma Gardeslan.
The Seven Sisters, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915
while Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 August 1915 ?
- 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
- Alma Gardeslan: Surinamese / Dutch folklorist.
- Kamiel van Baelen: Flemish author / resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg).
- François Darbon: French actor and director.
- Peez Van Theemsche: Belgium sport Champion.
- Signe Hasso: Swedish-American actress (d. 2002).
- Albert Siegfried Bettelheim: Jew convicted of murder, lynched.
- Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1915 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- If We Can't Be the Same Old Sweethearts, We'll Just be the Same Old Friends - Irving Kaufman
- Minstrel Parade - Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan
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