Today in History, English
Today in History, English

92371August 15Event2013 – The Smithsonian announces the discovery of the olinguito, the first new carnivoran species found in the Americas in 35 years.
92372August 15Event2015 – North Korea moves its clock back half an hour to introduce Pyongyang Time, 8.5 hours ahead of UTC.
92373August 15Birth1171 – Alfonso IX of León (d. 1230)
92374August 15Birth1195 – Anthony of Padua, Portuguese priest and saint (d. 1231)
92375August 15Birth1385 – Richard de Vere, 11th Earl of Oxford, English commander (d. 1417)
92376August 15Birth1432 – Luigi Pulci, Italian poet (d. 1484)
92377August 15Birth1575 – Bartol Kašić, Croatian linguist and lexicographer (d. 1650)
92378August 15Birth1613 – Gilles Ménage, French lawyer, philologist, and scholar (d. 1692)
92379August 15Birth1702 – Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian painter and academic (d. 1788)
92380August 15Birth1717 – Blind Jack, English engineer (d. 1810)
92381August 15Birth1736 – Johann Christoph Kellner, German organist and composer (d. 1803)
92382August 15Birth1740 – Matthias Claudius, German poet and author (d. 1815)
92383August 15Birth1769 – Napoleon, French general and emperor (d. 1821)
92384August 15Birth1771 – Walter Scott, Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1832)
92385August 15Birth1785 – Thomas De Quincey, English journalist and author (d. 1859)
92386August 15Birth1798 – Sangolli Rayanna, Indian warrior (d. 1831)
92387August 15Birth1813 – Jules Grévy, French lawyer and politician, 4th President of the French Republic (d. 1891)
92388August 15Birth1824 – John Chisum, American businessman (d. 1884)
92389August 15Birth1844 – Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1908)
92390August 15Birth1857 – Albert Ballin, German businessman (d. 1918)
92391August 15Birth1858 – E. Nesbit, English author and poet (d. 1924)
92392August 15Birth1859 – Charles Comiskey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1931)
92393August 15Birth1860 – Henrietta Vinton Davis, American actress and playwright (d. 1941)
92394August 15Birth1860 – Florence Harding, American publisher, 31st First Lady of the United States (d. 1924)
92395August 15Birth1863 – Aleksey Krylov, Russian mathematician and engineer (d. 1945)
92396August 15Birth1865 – Mikao Usui, Japanese spiritual leader, founded Reiki (d. 1926)
92397August 15Birth1866 – Italo Santelli, Italian fencer (d. 1945)
92398August 15Birth1872 – Sri Aurobindo, Indian guru, poet, and philosopher (d. 1950)
92399August 15Birth1873 – Ramaprasad Chanda, Indian archaeologist and historian (d. 1942)
92400August 15Birth1875 – Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, English pianist, violinist, and composer (d. 1912)

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