On This Day in History - August 15
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|What Happened On This Day In History - August 15|
1843 August 15
The amusement park of Tivoli Gardens, opened in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the second oldest amusement park in the world that is still open today. The oldest is also located in Denmark.
1947 August 15
India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
1950 August 15
8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
2001 August 15
The first ever solar system outside our own was discovered by Astronomers.
2007 August 15
8.0 Earthquake in Peru kills over 500 people, injures over 1,500