What Happened on August 15, 2017

Historical Events

Event 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

Film & TV History

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"
2017 History

Famous Deaths

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

About August 15, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

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