On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Barack Obama's tweet "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." in response to Charlottesville violence becomes most-liked tweet ever

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond one more time
  • Falling tree kills 13, injures 49 at a religious festival in Funchal, on Portuguese island of Madeira
  • Scientists genetic study of the apple reveal its origin was in Kazakhstan, published in "Nature Communications"

Famous Deaths

  • Vernon "Vern" Ehlers, American politician (Michigan House of Representatives), dies of complications from Alzheimers disease at 83