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SS Kentuckian passing through the Panama Canal
Construction of the Panama Canal
Feast of the Assumption refimprove section
Feast of the Dormition refimprove
Independence Day in the ( Congo 1960) and
begins in Egypt
Flooding of the Nile refimprove section
in North and South Korea ( National Liberation Day of Korea 1945)
778 – A Frankish army led by Roland by the was defeated Basques at Roncevaux Pass in the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain.
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1281 – : The Mongol invasions of Japan Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan was destroyed by a " divine wind" for the second time in the Battle of Kōan.
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1511 – Afonso de Albuquerque the city of captured Malacca, giving Portugal control over the Strait of Malacca, through which all sea-going trade between China and India was concentrated.
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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
1695 – Nine Years' War: French forces ended their of three-day bombardment Brussels, leaving a third of the buildings in the city in ruins.
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1806 – Serbian Revolution: Serbian insurgents were decisively victorious over the Ottomans in the .
Battle of Mišar refimprove
1843 – Copenhagen's , today the most popular Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Scandinavia, opened.
1914 – The opened to traffic, providing a shortcut from the Panama Canal Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Isthmus of Panama.
1947 – The was British Raj partitioned into the Union of India and the Dominion of Pakistan.
1969 – The in Woodstock Music and Art Festival Bethel, New York began.
2005 – The Helsinki Agreement between the Free Aceh Movement and the Government of Indonesia was signed, ending .
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2007 – An off the Pacific coast of Peru devastated 8.0-magnitude earthquake Ica and various nearby regions.
Abu Hanifa unreferenced section
Bernard Fanning TFA for 2019
1018 – Byzantine general blinds and captures Eustathios Daphnomeles Ibatzes of Bulgaria by a ruse, thereby ending the last resistance against Emperor Basil II's conquest of Bulgaria.
1038 – Upon the death of his uncle , Stephen I became the second Peter King of Hungary.
1461 – The , the longest surviving Byzantine successor state, was conquered by Ottoman sultan Empire of Trebizond following Mehmed II . a month-long siege
1812 – War of 1812: Potawatomi warriors the United States Army's Fort Dearborn in what is now destroyed Chicago, Illinois, and captured the survivors.
1907 – was ordained as what is believed to be the first Black Raphael Morgan Orthodox clergyman in America.
1941 – Corporal was executed by firing squad at the Josef Jakobs Tower of London for espionage, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower.
1942 – World War II: The tanker reached SS Ohio Malta, as part of to deliver much-needed supplies during the an operation Siege of Malta.
1945 – The was broadcast in Japan, announcing Gyokuon-hōsō of the the unconditional surrender Japanese army and naval forces.
1948 – The Republic of Korea with was established Syngman Rhee (pictured) as its first president.
1952 – A flash flood in the Lynmouth area of south-west England over 100 homes and 28 bridges, and killed 34 people. destroyed
1963 – President Fulbert Youlou was overthrown in the Republic of Congo, after a in the capital. three-day uprising
1975 – , the founding leader of Bangladesh, and most of his family Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were assassinated in a military coup.
1977 – The Big Ear radio telescope in Ohio received a strong, apparently extraterrestrial radio signal, which became known as the " ". Wow! signal Born/died this day: (d. 1022) Nikephoros Phokas Barytrachelos · (d. 1852) Johan Gadolin · (b. 1859) Charles Comiskey · (b. 1972) Ben Affleck · (b. 1995) Chief Keef · (d. 2011) Rick Rypien · (d. 2013) Rosalía Mera
: August 15 (Hinduism, 2019); Raksha Bandhan in India ( Independence Day 1947)
14th-century painting of
(b. 1385) Richard de Vere · (b. 1896) Gerty Cori · (b. 1938)