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Holidays August 15: all about this day

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August 15 is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days left before the end of the year.

What holidays in Ukraine and the world

  • Day of the archaeologist.

What events took place in Ukraine and in the world

  • 1385 – Kreva union of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

  • 1498 – On his third voyage, Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Grenada.

  • 1519 – the city of Panama was founded on the site of an Indian fishing village, the name of which in translation means a lot of fish.

  • 1534 – Ignatius Loyola with six of his companions founded the Jesuit Order (Society of Christ) in Paris.

  • 1556 – in the Holy Trinity Monastery in Izyaslav, work began on writing the Peresopnitsa Gospel.

  • 1649 – near Zborov, the Cossack army of Bohdan Khmelnitsky defeated the Commonwealth army of Jan II Casimir.

  • 1795 – A new currency, the franc, is introduced in the French Republic.

  • 1810 – The Vendôme Column is erected in Paris in honor of Napoleon’s victories.

  • 1832 – Pope Gregory XVI issued a bull condemning freedom of the press.

  • 1848 – American Waldo Genchett from Syracuse, New York, received a patent for a dental chair.

  • 1868 – James Craig Watson discovers asteroid 101 Helena.

  • 1873 – trains were opened along the entire 560 km long Kyiv-Brest railway line.

  • 1877 – Thomas Edison suggested using the word “hello” (hello) to start a telephone conversation.

  • 1914 – The Panama Canal officially opens.

  • 1920 – The Polish army led by Marshal Jozef Pilsudski defeats the Red Army at the Battle of Warsaw.

  • 1932 – during excavations in the Vatican, the ancient Roman Triumphal Way was found.

  • 1936 – 733 priests killed by the Spanish left.

  • 1943 – on the orders of Mao Zedong, the purge of the Chinese Communist Party begins.

  • 1947 – in accordance with the Indian Independence Act adopted in June by the British Parliament, the country was divided into two states: Muslim – Pakistan and Hindu – the Indian Union.

  • 1960 – The Republic of Cyprus declares its independence.

  • 1963 – The last death penalty takes place in Scotland.

  • 1997 – The Order of Princess Olga was established in Ukraine.


Who was born on August 15

  • 1771 – Scottish writer Walter Scott.

  • 1972 – American actor, screenwriter and film director Ben Affleck.

  • 1975 – officer of the Security Service of Ukraine, participant in the Russian-Ukrainian war, Hero of Ukraine Vasily Bogach.

  • 1978 – Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast, overall champion of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

  • 1990 – Jennifer Lawrence, American actress


What are the birthdays today?: Vasily, Stepan.

Folk signs and traditions on August 15

  • Rain – for a large harvest.

  • The northeast wind indicates that grain crops will not be harvested well.

  • The spiders began to weave a small web – wait for the rain.

  • Frogs shake loudly – in the rain.

  • Cats scratch the walls with their claws – in bad weather.


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