Today in History, English
Today in History, English

92311August 15Event1511 – Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Malacca Sultanate.
92312August 15Event1517 – Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
92313August 15Event1519 – Panama City, Panama, is founded.
92314August 15Event1534 – Ignatius of Loyola and six classmates take initial vows, leading to the creation of the Society of Jesus in September 1540.
92315August 15Event1537 – Asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
92316August 15Event1540 – Arequipa, Peru, is founded.
92317August 15Event1549 – Jesuit priest Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July 22, 1549).
92318August 15Event1599 – Nine Years' War: Battle of Curlew Pass – Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
92319August 15Event1695 – French forces end the bombardment of Brussels, leaving a third of the buildings in the city in ruins.
92320August 15Event1760 – Seven Years' War: Battle of Liegnitz – Frederick the Great's victory over the Austrians under Ernst Gideon von Laudon.
92321August 15Event1812 – War of 1812: The Battle of Fort Dearborn is fought between United States troops and Potawatomi at what is now Chicago.
92322August 15Event1824 – The Marquis de Lafayette, the last surviving French general of the American Revolutionary War, arrives in New York and begins a tour of 24 states.
92323August 15Event1843 – The Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii is dedicated. Now the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, it is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in continuous use in the United States.
92324August 15Event1843 – Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest still intact amusement parks in the world, opens in Copenhagen, Denmark.
92325August 15Event1863 – The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
92326August 15Event1869 – The Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto.
92327August 15Event1893 – Ibadan area becomes a British Protectorate after a treaty signed by Fijabi, the Baale of Ibadan with the British acting Governor of Lagos, George C. Denton.
92328August 15Event1907 – Ordination in Constantinople of Fr. Raphael Morgan, the first African-American Orthodox priest, "Priest-Apostolic" to America and the West Indies.
92329August 15Event1914 – A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the latter's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
92330August 15Event1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.
92331August 15Event1914 – World War I: The First Russian Army, led by Paul von Rennenkampf, enters East Prussia.
92332August 15Event1914 – World War I: Beginning of the Battle of Cer, the first Allied victory of World War I.
92333August 15Event1915 – A story in New York World newspaper reveals that the Imperial German government had purchased excess phenol from Thomas Edison that could be used to make explosives for the war effort and diverted it to Bayer for aspirin production.
92334August 15Event1920 – Polish–Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, so-called Miracle at the Vistula.
92335August 15Event1935 – Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff in Barrow, Alaska.
92336August 15Event1939 – Thirteen Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. There are no survivors.
92337August 15Event1939 – The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.
92338August 15Event1940 – An Italian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbor during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October.
92339August 15Event1941 – Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 07:12, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for espionage.
92340August 15Event1942 – World War II: Operation Pedestal: The SS Ohio reaches the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island's defenses.

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