Day: August 15, 2019

Historical Events for 15th August 2019

1457 – Earliest dated book, “Mainz Psalter,” completed
1950 – Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
1969 – Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur’s Dairy Farm
1971 – Despite crashing out on lap 36, Scotsman Jackie Stewart clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship at the Austrian Grand Prix at Österreichring; French Tyrrell driver François Cevert wins the race
1973 – USSR performs nuclear test
1981 – Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m
1985 – P. W. Botha gives the “Rubicon” Speech in Durban, South Africa, dissapointing many by refusing to consider immediate and major reforms in the country’s apartheid system
1989 – Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
1991 – 750,000 attend Paul Simon’s free concert in Central Park
2013 – 20 people are killed and 200 are injured in an explosion in Beirut
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