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  1. Emma Watson is set to appear topless in her next movie, 'Regression', which releases on August 15, 2015.

  2. There was a traffic jam in China that started on August 13th 2010; it lasted two weeks, jammed traffic for over 100km and allowed drivers to move roughly 1km a day. It inspired people to sell noodles in the jam for 3x the normal price and bottled water for ¥15, it normally sold for ¥1.

  3. The Bon Jovi song “August 7, 4:15”’was written about the strange death of his tour manager’s daughter who was just 6. She was found at the side of the road just a few houses away from her house. Her cause of death was blunt force trauma but what killed her remains speculation today.

  4. August 15 is known as "The Day the Light Returned" in South Korea and as Liberation Day in North Korea. It is the only public holiday that both Koreas share.

  5. In Japan, August 15 is known as "Memorial Day for the End of the War."

  6. On August 15, 2003, a construction worker fell off a ladder face-first and onto the drill he was using, which went through his right eye and out his skull, just above his right ear. The drill pushed his brain aside, rather than impaling it, and he survived.

  7. Japan planned to deploy biological weapons against the city of San Diego, California, codenamed "Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night", which was set for action on September 22, 1945, but not realized due to Japan's surrender on August 15, 1945.

  8. On August 15,1942 Calvin Graham enlisted in the US Navy. He was 12 years old. In September 1942 he boarded the U.S.S South Dakota, a new battleship. In three months he was part of the largest sea battle between battleships at Guadalcanal.

  9. The US was ready to drop a third nuclear bomb on Japan by August 19, 1945. Japan surrendered on August 15, 1945.

  10. About Linda Jane Laubenstein (May 21, 1947 – August 15, 1992) was a physician and early HIV researcher. She was among the first doctors in the United States to recognize the AIDS epidemic of the early 1980s; she co-authored the first article linking AIDS with Kaposi's sarcoma.

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The Bon Jovi song “August 7, 4:15” is about their tour manager’s 6 year old daughter who died under extremely strange circumstances.

Japan planned to deploy biological weapons against the city of San Diego, California, codenamed "Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night", which was set for action on September 22, 1945, but not realized due to Japan's surrender on August 15, 1945

Operation Dragoon, the Allied landing of Southern France on 15 August 1944 with an invasion force of more than 500,000 troops consisting mostly of American and French troops. It was supposed to take place in conjunction with the D-Day landings but a lack of ressources did not permit it.

The largest crowd in the history of Times Square gathered to celebrate "Victory over Japan Day" or V-J Day (August 15, 1945). It was announced by a headline on the "zipper" news ticker at One Times Square, which read "*** OFFICIAL TRUMAN ANNOUNCES JAPANESE SURRENDER ***"

Oklahoma City has 2 airports, both named after men who died in a plane crash. Wiley Post, and Will Rogers. They died in the same plane crash August 15, 1935, Near Point Barrow Alaska

Operation Downfall was a proposed Allied military invasion of japan during WW2. The Purpose of the plan was if the Japanese did not surrender then a full scale invasion was to take place. The plan however was scrapped after the Japanese surrendered on August 15, 1945.

Mountbatten chose August 15 1947 as the date of power transfer to India as it was the second anniversary of Japan's surrender in the second World War

There will be a full solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, and it will reach its maximum 15 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, at 2:26PM EDT.