This Day in History – October 15

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This Day in History- October 15

Did you know that Friedrich Nietzsche and APJ Abdul Kalam have their birthdays on the same day? Two legendary personalities shared the same birth date. Several important events took place on October 15. In this blog, you will find all that happened on this day throughout the world!

What Happened in India on October 15?

1949: Tripura Merger Agreement 
Tripura Merger Agreement led to the accession of Tripura into the Indian Union on this day in history. It was signed between the Governor-General of India and His Highness the Maharaja of Tripura. 

YouTube: The Northeast Border

2010: World Student Day
15 October is observed as World Students Day to honour and mark the importance of India’s 11th President APJ Abdul Kalam. It was set up by United Nation in 2010. 

YouTube: IFES World

What Happened Across the World on October 15?

1951: I Love Lucy was aired 
The first episode of I Love Lucy aired on American television was aired for the first time on this day in history. 

1959: Final conference on the Antarctic Treaty
The final conference on the Antarctic Treaty was held from October 15 to December 1 in 1959. The treaty was formulated during this conference in Washington, DC, America.

YouTube: AusAntarctic

1969: Abdirashid Shermarke assassinated
Abdirashid Shermarke was assassinated by his bodyguard on 15th October. He served as the Prime Minister of Somali Republic from July 12, 1960- 1964 and President of the Somali Republic in 1967.

1987: Burkinabé coup d’état
Burkinabé coup d’état was a bloody military coup in Burkina Faso in 1987 to overthrow the Sankara government. The coup was led by Captain Blaise Compaoré.

1993: Nobel Peace Prize to Nelson R. Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk
Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 named Nelson R. Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk for ensuring a peaceful political transition for South Africa and peacefully ending the age-old discrimination system of apartheid. 

2008: Global Handwashing Day
In 2008,  Global Handwashing Day was celebrated for the first time on 15th October. It is celebrated to raise awareness about the cause and it was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership. 

2018: Paul Allen passed away
Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft passed away in Seattle, Washington in USA in 2018. He was a successful businessman and a childhood friend of Bill Gates.

Famous Birthdays

1844: Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, poet and the youngest person to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 was born on this day in history in 1844.

1931: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, an Aerospace Engineer who served as the Indian President for a tenure of 5 years from 2002 to 2007 was born on October 15. He was born and raised in Tamil Nadu. 

YouTube: PIB India

1957: Mira Nair
Mira Nair, the Indian-American filmmaker was born on October 15. She is famous for producing movies and shows like The Moonson Wedding and the Suitable Boy.

1989: Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer and the two-time former unified world heavyweight champion was born in Britain on October 15, 1989. He has held multiple titles like WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles from December 2019 to September 2021.

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