What Happened on August 15, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Lynch, Irish politician, fourth Taoiseach, born in Shandon, Cork, Ireland (d. 1999)
  • Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest who was murdered, born in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas J. Higgins, dUnion Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of America's highest military decoration (Medal of Honor), dies at 86