October 15 is the 288th (289th in leap years) day on the Gregorian calendar. There are 77 days left until the end of the year.
Name days are celebrated by: Antiochus, Bruno, Bruno, Dressed, Drogoslaw, Euthymius, Philip, Gościsława, Jadwiga, Leonard, Roger, Sewer, Tekla, Theodoric and Teresa.
Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the 1987 coup
European Breast Cancer Day
World White Cane Day (Blind People Day since 1964)
World Handwashing Day (since 2008 under the patronage of UNESCO)
International Day of Rural Women (since 2008)
Lost Children's Day (from 2004 on the initiative of the "Organization of Parents after Loss and Parents of Sick Children - Why")
Festival of Radio-Technical Forces
United States - Remembrance Day for the Children of the Unborn and the Dead
Memories and holidays in the Catholic Church are celebrated by:
bl. Filipa de Chantemilan (virgin)
st. Teresa of Avila (Saint Teresa of Jesus; doctor of the Church, virgin)
st. Sever (bishop of Trier)
Events in Poland
1432 - The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania concluded the Grodno union, which is one of the acts of the Polish-Lithuanian union.
1578 - First Polish-Russian War: the Russian army begins the siege of Wenden.
1654 - St. Teresa in Vilnius.
1816 - The gendarmerie was established as part of the Congress Poland Army.
1832 - A two-value coin, 15 kopecks - 1 zloty, entered the circulation in the Congress Kingdom.
1861 - In Warsaw, the Russian army crushed a patriotic demonstration on the anniversary of the death of Tadeusz Kościuszko.
1870 - The last edition of the fictional weekly "Kalina" was published in Krakow.
1880 - The tunnel under Świerkowa Kopa was opened.
1903 - The premiere of Stanisław Przybyszewski's drama Snow took place in Łódź.
1905 - At a meeting of the 2nd PPS Party Council in Minsk-Litewski, the PPS Conspiracy and Combat Organization was transformed into the PPS Combat Organization (also known as the "Central Fighting Organization"). Józef Piłsudski was appointed head of the Combat Department.
1911 - The first edition of the "Scout" magazine was published.
1922 - Prof. Sydir Tverdochlib.
1933 - The Polish national team lost 1: 2 to Czechoslovakia in the qualifying match for the Second World Cup in Italy in Warsaw.
The German Selbstschutz carried out a mass murder of nearly 150 representatives of the Polish intellectual and political elite from the Lubawa region in the Briarski forest.
The German government passed a resolution to create the Great City of Szczecin.
1941 - The death penalty for Jews leaving the ghetto and for Poles sheltering Jews was introduced in the General Government.
In the Łuże dunes in the Kampinos Forest, the Germans shot 39 prisoners from Pawiak.
The Jewish ghetto in Krośniewice was liquidated, and its inhabitants were deported to the extermination camp in Chełmno on the Ner and murdered there.
1944 - The first edition of Życie Warszawy was published.
1945 - The Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk was established.
The first four mining battalions were created.
The 4th International Piano Competition Frederic Chopin. The first prize was awarded ex aequo to Halina Czerny-Stefańska from Poland and Bella Dawidowicz from the USSR.
1950 - The Polish Scouting Association was incorporated into the structures of the Polish Youth Association.
1975 - The towns of Koźle, Kędzierzyn, Kłodnica and Sławięcice and three villages (Lenartowice, Miejsce Kłodnicki and Cisowa) were merged - the town of Kędzierzyn-Koźle began to exist.
1978 - Marek Kotański founded the first Monar center in Głosków (Garwolin poviat).
The Children's Health Center admitted the first patient.