August 15, 2007 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.

Deaths in History

  • Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (b. 1908)
  • John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)