This Day in History on 15th February
The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 15th February. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
399: Socrates was sentenced to death.
1879: US Supreme Court allowed women lawyers to fight lawsuits.
1939: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as the President of the Congress.
1942: World War II- British troops surrendered in Singapore. 80,000 Indian, British, and Australian troop’s ceasefire.
1965: Canada adopted a new flag.
1967: Fourth general election held in India.
1976: Central Agricultural Research Institute was established in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
2010: Two trains collide in the Halle train collision in Halle, Belgium, killing 19 and injuring 171 people.
2012: Three hundred sixty people die in a fire at a Honduran prison in the city of Comayagua.
2013: A meteor explodes over Russia, injuring 1,500 people as a shock wave blows out windows and rocks buildings. This happens unexpectedly only hours before the expected closest-ever approach of the larger and unrelated asteroid 2012 DA14.
1564: Galileo Galilei, an Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer.
1710: Louis XV, the King of France.
1824: Rajendralal (Raja Mitra), the first president of the Asiatic Society, an Orientalist researcher in Bengal.
1923: Sathyavani Muthu, an Indian politician and an influential leader from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
1934: Niklaus Wirth, a Swiss computer scientist.
1935: Bashir Badr, an Indian poet of Urdu.
1947: Randhir Kapoor, an Indian film actor, producer, and director.
1949: Namdeo Dhasal, a Marathi poet, writer, and Dalit activist from Maharashtra, India.
1964: Ashutosh Gowariker, an Indian film director, actor, screenwriter, and producer.
1988: Hironori Kusano, Japanese singer and actor
1988: Tim Mannah, Australian-born Lebanese rugby league player
1988: Rui Patrício, Portuguese footballer
1990: Charles Pic, French race car driver
1991: Ángel Sepúlveda, Mexican footballer
1993: Ravi, a South Korean rapper
2017: The Indian space rocket PSLV-C37 successfully launches 104 satellites in a single flight.
Death/ Death Anniversary
1869: Mirza Ghalib, a prominent Urdu, and Persian poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire.
1948: Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, an Indian poet.
1953: Sureshbabu Mane, a prominent Hindustani classical music singer of Kirānā Gharānā in India.
1988: Richard Feynman, an American theoretical physicist.
1869: Ghalib, Indian poet and educator (b. 1796)
2016: George Gaynes, Finnish-American actor (b. 1917)
2016: Vanity, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (b. 1959)
2017: Stuart McLean, Canadian radio broadcaster (b. 1948)
2019: Lee Radziwill, American socialite (b. 1933)
2020: Caroline Flack, English Actress and TV Presenter (b. 1979)