On August 15:
1040 The Scottish King Duncan was killed by his cousin MacBeth.
(Donnchad mac Crínáin)
1015 1057 Macbeth was killed.
1769 Napoleon Bonaparte was born.
|The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812|
1771 Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott was born.
1912 US chef Julia Child was born.
1914 The Panama Canal opened.
1947 India gained independence from Britain.
1948 The Republic of Korea (South Korea) was established.
|Coat of arms|
1950 Princess Anne was born.
1969 The Woodstock music and art festival opened.