Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 15

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This is a list of selected August 15 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Feast of the Assumption (Christianity); refimprove section
Feast of the Dormition (Orthodox Christianity) refimprove
Independence Day in the Congo (1960) and refimprove section
Flooding of the Nile begins in Egypt refimprove section
National Liberation Day of Korea in North and South Korea (1945) unbalanced
778 – A Frankish army led by Roland was defeated by the Basques at Roncevaux Pass in the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain. lots of CN tags
1281Mongol invasions of Japan: The Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan was destroyed by a "divine wind" for the second time in the Battle of Kōan. refimprove section; Kamikaze: refimprove; Battle: needs more footnotes
1511Afonso de Albuquerque captured the city of Malacca, giving Portugal control over the Strait of Malacca, through which all sea-going trade between China and India was concentrated. lots of CN tags
1534 – In Montmartre, near Paris, Ignatius of Loyola and six others took the vows that led to the establishment of the Society of Jesus. close paraphrasing
1695Nine Years' War: French forces ended their three-day bombardment of Brussels, leaving a third of the buildings in the city in ruins. needs more footnotes
1806Serbian Revolution: Serbian insurgents were decisively victorious over the Ottomans in the Battle of Mišar. refimprove
1843Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens, today the most popular amusement park in Scandinavia, opened. refimprove section
1914 – The Panama Canal opened to traffic, providing a shortcut from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Isthmus of Panama. unreferenced section
1947 – The British Raj was partitioned into the Union of India and the Dominion of Pakistan. duplication
1969 – The Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, New York began. refimprove section
2005 – The Helsinki Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement and the Government of Indonesia was signed, ending 28 years of fighting. unreferenced section
2007 – An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast of Peru devastated Ica and various nearby regions. refimprove section
Abu Hanifa (d. 767) unreferenced section
Bernard Fanning (b. 1969) TFA for 2019



August 15: Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism, 2019); Independence Day in India (1947)

14th-century painting of Michael VIII
14th-century painting of Michael VIII

Richard de Vere (b. 1385) · Gerty Cori (b. 1896) · Stephen Breyer (b. 1938)

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