On this day
The Battle of Shaho took place.
In 1904, Russian forces were driven back by the Japanese on this day as part of the Battle of Shaho – although both suffered terrible losses, with the Japanese number of casualties being around 16,000, and Russians reportedly losing more than 60,000.
Special Days Falling on October 15thOctober 15th takes us into the middle of the month, and while many of you might be looking forward to Halloween, there are still plenty of reasons to mark this midpoint. If you’re not already celebrating today, here are a few reasons why 10/15 is worth marking the calendar.
Commemoration Day of King’s Father
Cambodia marks October 15th each year as the Commemoration Day of the King's Father – to give its full title, it's the Commemoration Day to the Royal Soul of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preahmahaviraksat, King-Father of the Cambodian National Independence, Territorial Integrity and Unity! The day commemorates the death of Cambodia’s former King, Norodom Sihanouk, who died on this very date in 2012.
Global Handwashing Day
We all know that washing our hands multiple times a day is important – and the COVID-19 pandemic made that clearer to millions than ever before! And, if the pandemic taught us all something, it should be that many of us neglected to wash our hands properly, maybe even most of our lives! Remember that you need to use soap all over your hands, and rub the soap in for a while before rinsing – it will make all the difference.