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1894 : Alfred Dreyfus arrested

On October 15, 1894, young captain Alfred Dreyfus was arrested for spying because he was Jewish. The evidence was inconclusive and the real culprit was clearly identified in 1896. But because of an extremely violent anti-Semitic campaign of anti-Dreyfusards for years, Dreyfus was only rehabilitated in 1906, thanks to the action of his supporters like Anatole France, Henri Poincare, Georges Clemenceau and particularly Emile Zola.

1945 : Pierre Laval is executed for high treason

On October 15, 1945, former Premier Pierre Laval was executed for high treason by the French authorities. Pacifist and anti-communist politician in the 1930s, he had become a zealous collaborator and a puppet of Hitler when he became head of the Vichy government during the war. When France was liberated, he fled to Germany and then to Spain, from which he was expelled before joining Austria, where he surrendered to the U.S. authorities who extradited him to France.

1951 : First synthesis of a progestin by the Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes

On October 15, 1951, Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the norethindrone, the progestin to be used in the first oral contraceptive pills.

1966 : Creation of the Black Panther Party

On October 15, 1966, the Black Panther party was created by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California to protect African Americans against police brutality. The party engaged in leftist ideologies and had a great influence in U.S. politics in the 1960s and 1970s.

1990 : Mikhail Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize

On October 15, 1990, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the Cold War, its democratic and economic reforms and its policy of nonintervention in the upheavals of Eastern Europe countries.

Novità del giorno : 15 Ottobre

Global Handwashing Day
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a campaign to promote the act of washing hands with soap to prevent the spread of disease.

Citazione del giorno : 15 Ottobre

Huey Newton
You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution.

Compleanni : 15 Ottobre

James Tissot, Pittore francese (1836)
Friedrich Nietzsche, Filosofo tedesco (1844)
Paul Reynaud, Uomo politico francese (1878)
P. G. Wodehouse, Romanziere inglese (1881)
Mervyn LeRoy, Regista americano (1900)
John Kenneth Galbraith, Economista americano (1908)
Yitzhak Shamir, 7o Primo Ministro di Israele (1915)
Malcolm Ross, Aeronauta americano (1919)
Mario Puzo, Scrittore americano (1920)
Henri Verneuil, Regista francese (1920)
Michel Foucault, Filosofo francese (1926)
Jean Peters, Attrice americana (1926)
Michel Aumont, Attore francese (1936)
Fela Kuti, Musicista nigeriano e attivista dei diritti umani (1938)
Peter C. Doherty, Immunologo australiano, premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (1940)
Penny Marshall, Regista americana (1942)
Eric Charden, Cantante francese (1942)
David Trimble, Politico dell'Irlanda del Nord, Premio Nobel per la Pace (1944)
Richard Carpenter , Musicista americano (1946)
Chris de Burgh, Cantante irlandeseCa (1948)
Tanya Roberts, Attrice americana (1955)
Mira Nair, Regista indiana (1957)
Jorge Campos, Calciatore messicano (1966)
Didier Deschamps, Calciatore francese (1968)
Dominic West, Attore inglese (1969)
Andrew Cole, Calciatore inglese (1971)
David Trezeguet, Calciatore francese (1977)
Paul Robinson, Calciatore inglese (1979)
Tom Boonen, Ciclista belgo (1980)
Elena Dementieva, Tennista russa (1981)
Bruno Senna, Pilota di Formula Uno brasiliano (1983)
Walter Alberto López, Calciatore uruguaiano (1985)
Mesut Özil, Calciatore tedesco (1988)
Bailee Madison, Attrice americana (1999)

Ci hanno lasciato un 15 Ottobre

Mata Hari, Spia olandese (1917)
Raymond Poincaré, Politico francese (1934)
Pierre Laval, Politico francese, giustiziato per alto tradimento (1945)
Hermann Göring, Uomo politico tedesco (1946)
Cole Porter, Compositore americano (1964)
Thomas Sankara, Politico del Burkina Faso (1987)
Delphine Seyrig, Attrice francese (1990)
Konrad Emil Bloch, Biochimico tedesco-americano, Premio Nobel per la medicina o la fisiologia (2000)
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