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  • Brünnlitz, Czech Republic
    Sunday Oct 15, 1944

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    Schindler Efforts

    Brünnlitz, Czech Republic
    Sunday Oct 15, 1944

    In addition to workers, Schindler moved 250 wagon loads of machinery and raw materials to the new factory. Few if any useful artillery shells were produced at the plant. When officials from the Armaments Ministry questioned the factory's low output, Schindler bought finished goods on the black market and resold them as his own. The rations provided by the SS were insufficient to meet the needs of the workers, so Schindler spent most of his time in Kraków, obtaining food, armaments, and other materials. His wife Emilie remained in Brünnlitz, surreptitiously obtaining additional rations and caring for the workers' health and other basic needs. Schindler also arranged for the transfer of as many as 3,000 Jewish women out of Auschwitz to small textiles plants in the Sudetenland in an effort to increase their chances of surviving the war.




  • Brünnlitz, Czech Republic
    Sunday Oct 15, 1944

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    Schindler's list

    Brünnlitz, Czech Republic
    Sunday Oct 15, 1944

    On 15 October 1944, a train carrying 700 men on Schindler's list was initially sent to the concentration camp at Gross-Rosen, where the men spent about a week before being re-routed to the factory in Brünnlitz. Three hundred female Schindlerjuden were similarly sent to Auschwitz, where they were in imminent danger of being sent to the gas chambers. Schindler's usual connections and bribes failed to obtain their release. Finally, after he sent his secretary, Hilde Albrecht, with bribes of black market goods, food, and diamonds, the women were sent to Brünnlitz after several harrowing weeks in Auschwitz.




  • Nuremberg, Germany
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1946

    Martin Bormann

    Bormann Was Sentenced To Death by Hanging

    Nuremberg, Germany
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1946

    On 15 October 1946 he was sentenced to death by hanging, with the provision that if he were later found alive, any new facts brought to light at that time could be taken into consideration to reduce the sentence or overturn it.




  • Guangzhou, China
    Saturday Oct 15, 1949

    Chinese Civil War

    Retreated to Guangzhou

    Guangzhou, China
    Saturday Oct 15, 1949

    The KMT government retreated to Canton (Guangzhou) until October 15.




  • Wake Island, Pacific Ocean
    Sunday Oct 15, 1950

    Korean War

    President Truman and General MacArthur met

    Wake Island, Pacific Ocean
    Sunday Oct 15, 1950

    Meanwhile, on 15 October 1950, President Truman and General MacArthur met at Wake Island.




  • London, England
    Thursday Oct 15, 1964

    Margaret Thatcher

    She became Spokesman on Housing and Land

    London, England
    Thursday Oct 15, 1964

    After the Conservatives lost the 1964 election she became spokesman on Housing and Land, in which position she advocated her party's policy of allowing tenants to buy their council houses.




  • Vietnam
    Wednesday Oct 15, 1969

    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam Moratorium

    Vietnam
    Wednesday Oct 15, 1969

    On 15 October 1969, the Vietnam Moratorium attracted millions of Americans.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 15, 1990

    Apple Inc.

    Macintosh Classic

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 15, 1990

    The Macintosh Classic is a personal computer designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from October 1990 to September 1992. It was the first Macintosh to sell for less than US$1,000.


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1991

    Bosnian War

    Memorandum on the Sovereignty of Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1991

    On 15 October 1991, the parliament of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo passed a "Memorandum on the Sovereignty of Bosnia-Herzegovina" by a simple majority.


  • Croatia
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1991

    Croatian War of Independence

    The Dubrovnik Republic

    Croatia
    Tuesday Oct 15, 1991

    On 15 October after the capture of Cavtat by the JNA, local Serbs led by Aco Apolonio proclaimed the Dubrovnik Republic.


  • Oslo, Norway
    Friday Oct 15, 1993

    Nelson Mandela

    The Nobel Peace Prize

    Oslo, Norway
    Friday Oct 15, 1993

    Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway.


  • Kosovo
    Thursday Oct 15, 1998

    Kosovo War

    The NATO Kosovo Verification Mission (KVM)

    Kosovo
    Thursday Oct 15, 1998

    On 15 October the NATO Kosovo Verification Mission (KVM) Agreement for a ceasefire was signed, and the deadline for withdrawal was extended to 27 October.


  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Friday Oct 15, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russian forces took control of a strategic ridge within artillery range of the Chechen capital Grozny

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Friday Oct 15, 1999

    On 15 October 1999, Russian forces took control of a strategic ridge within artillery range of the Chechen capital Grozny after mounting an intense tank and artillery barrage against Chechen fighters.


  • Myanmar
    Thursday Oct 15, 2015

    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

    Myanmar
    Thursday Oct 15, 2015

    The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) was a landmark agreement signed between the government of Myanmar and eight insurgent groups on 15 October 2015; two other insurgent groups later joined on 13 February 2018.


  • Kyrgyzstan
    Sunday Oct 15, 2017

    Sooronbay Jeenbekov

    2017 Kyrgyz Presidential Election

    Kyrgyzstan
    Sunday Oct 15, 2017

    The election was held on 15 October 2017. Kyrgyzstan's central election commission reported a total of almost 1.7 million votes cast, of which Jeenbekov won 54.74 percent. Jeenbekov's election marks the first democratic transfer of power in a Kyrgyz election. Azay Guliyev confirmed the election to be one of the few peaceful elections in Kyrgyzstan's history.


  • Westerville, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 15, 2019

    Andrew Yang

    Fourth Debate

    Westerville, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 15, 2019

    The fourth debate was held on October 15 in Westerville, Ohio. During the debate, Yang discussed topics including impeachment, automation, the economy, taxation, foreign policy, the opioid crisis, big tech, and personal data as a property right, speaking for 8 minutes and 32 seconds, the fourth-least time of any candidate. He proposed decriminalizing opioids, a stance candidate Beto O'Rourke agreed with. Candidates Julian Castro and Tulsi Gabbard said Yang's Freedom Dividend policy "was a good idea, and something they would consider if elected president", while candidate Cory Booker argued that a $15 minimum wage was superior to UBI. Yang also spoke about the potential impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, saying he supports impeachment, but that "we should not have illusions that impeaching Donald Trump will, one, be successful or, two, erase the problems that got him elected in 2016.


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