15th August

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YearItemDetail
1998 The Troubles - Car Bomb explodes in Omagh A large car bomb explodes in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killing 29 and injuring 370.
1989 Frederik de Klerk becomes president Frederik de Klerk is elected president of South Africa
1950 Princess Anne is born Princess Anne is born at Clarence House in London.
1947 India gains independence India gains independence from British rule.
1947 Pakistan gains independence Pakistan gains independence from British rule.
1945 Marshall Philippe Petain convicted The head of the Vichy goverment in France, Marshall Philippe Petain is convicted of treason. His death sentence is later commuted to life imprisonment.
1769 Napoleon Bonaparte is born Napoleon Bonaparte is born in Corsica.

 

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