On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1865

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Bernard Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands (d. 1937)
  • Louisa Aldrich-Blake, British pioneering surgeon, born in Chingford, Essex (d. 1925)
  • Mikao Usui, Japanese founder of Reiki (form of spiritual practice), born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan (d. 1926)