11 things that happened this day in history - 15th August

The Wizard Of Oz

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1057 - Macbeth, king of Scotland, is killed by Malcolm Canmore

2. 1769 - Napoleon I is born

3. 1939 - The Wizard of Oz premiers in Hollywood

4. 1945 - Emperor Hirohito announces Japan’s unconditional surrender in WW2

5. 1947 - India and Pakistan gain independence

6. 1950 - Princess Anne , Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, the Queen's second child is born

7. 1969 - The Woodstock Music Festival opens with 500,000 rock music fans going to this Peace and Harmony Music Festival

8. 1972 - Ben Affleck, the American actor is born

9. 1998 - U.S.A. Apple launches iMac

10. 1998 - Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of the troubles, kills 29 people

11. 2001 - Astronomers announce the discovery of the first solar system outside our own

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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