Below are the most significant events and happenings that took place in India and around the world on 15 October. Though it is not possible to mention each and every happening of World History, still safalta team is trying its best to provide all the events that are important regarding competitive exams.
- 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln telling him to grow a beard in 1860.
- Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine" is staged in Paris in 1581.
- Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on the island of St Helena to begin his exile in 1815.
- Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesizes the first oral contraceptive in 1951.
- Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war in 1969.
- Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
- Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life" goes #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks in 1977.
- Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer in 1989.
- Actress Alyssa Milano tweeting “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in 2017.
- Location: India
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