August 15

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August 15 is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. It is preceded by August 14, and succeeded by August 16. Following August 15, there are 138 days in the year.

Blavatsky's Gem of the Day

"No plunge in clear cool water delights so much the heat-oppressed, no pearl necklace the maiden, as the words of the good delight the good."


  • 1880 – Henry Kiddle gave a speech on "The Present Outlook of Spiritualism" at Lake Pleasant Camp Meeting, in the United States. This later caused a controversy known as the "Kiddle Incident".
  • 1947 – Sidney A. Cook chaired a celebration of the first day of Indian independence at the Headquarters Building in Adyar, Chennai, India.


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Holidays and observances

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