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    What happened on September 15

    • September 15, 0608 Saint Boniface IV becomes Pope.

    • September 15, 0608 St Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    • September 15, 0668 "Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy."

    • September 15, 0921 Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin.

    • September 15, 1514 Thomas Wolsey is appointed Archbishop of York.

    • September 15, 1556 Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain.

    • September 15, 1584 San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.

    • September 15, 1590 Giambattista Catagna is elected as Pope Urban VII.

    • September 15, 1600 Battle of Sekigahara

    • September 15, 1616 "The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy."

    • September 15, 1620 "Mayflower departs from Plymouth, England with 102 pilgrims"

    • September 15, 1644 "Giambattista Pamphilj becomes Pope Innocent X, succeeding Pope Urban VIII."

    • September 15, 1656 England and France sign a peace treaty.

    • September 15, 1683 "Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded by 13 immigrant families."

    • September 15, 1762 Battle of Signal Hill

    • September 15, 1789 "Dept of Foreign Affairs, renamed the Dept of State"

    • September 15, 1812 The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.

    • September 15, 1820 "Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal; (see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century."

    • September 15, 1821 Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras and Nicaragua gain independ

    • September 15, 1821 "Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua jointly declare independence from Spain."

    • September 15, 1821 "Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain."

    • September 15, 1830 "First to be run-over by a railroad train (William Huskisson, England)"

    • September 15, 1830 "The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens (see also deaths, below)."

    • September 15, 1831 The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.

    • September 15, 1835 "The HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galpagos Islands."

    • September 15, 1851 "Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."

    • September 15, 1853 "First US woman ordained a minister, Antoinette Blackwell"

    • September 15, 1862 Stonewall Jackson takes Harpers Ferry

    • September 15, 1883 "The Bombay Natural History Society is founded in Bombay (now Mumbai), India."

    • September 15, 1885 "Tthe famous circus elephant ""Jumbo"" is killed by a GTR freight train, hauled by locomotive no. 788 at St. Thomas. It was struck from behind while being lead along the track to be loaded into his car. Jumbo stood 12' 5"" high and weighted 7 1/2 tons."

    • September 15, 1887 Phila celebrates 100th anniversary of US Constitution

    • September 15, 1894 First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China in the Battle of Pyongyang.

    • September 15, 1894 Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang

    • September 15, 1914 Battle of Aisne begins between Germans and French during WW I

    • September 15, 1916 "First tank used in war, ""Little Willies"" at Battle of Flors, France"

    • September 15, 1916 "Sgt. Donal Forrester Brown, 2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at High Wood, Somme France"

    • September 15, 1916 "World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme."

    • September 15, 1917 First issue of Forbes magazine published.

    • September 15, 1917 Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky

    • September 15, 1928 "Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin."

    • September 15, 1928 Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler to take 300 wickets in an English cricket season.

    • September 15, 1931 British naval force mutinies at Invergordon over pay

    • September 15, 1931 "In Scotland, the two-day Invergordon Mutiny against Royal Navy pay cuts begins."

    • September 15, 1935 Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.

    • September 15, 1935 Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship and makes the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany

    • September 15, 1938 British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden

    • September 15, 1938 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day)

    • September 15, 1940 "Tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe"

    • September 15, 1940 "World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoot down large numbers of Luftwaffe."

    • September 15, 1941 Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania

    • September 15, 1941 "The U.S. Attorney General rules that the Neutrality Act is not violated when U.S. ships carry war materiel to British territories, opening the door for the Lend-Lease Act."

    • September 15, 1945 A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.

    • September 15, 1946 "The Brooklyn Dodgers are beating the Chicago Cubs, 2-0, in the 5th inning when a swarm of gnats causes the game to be postponed."

    • September 15, 1947 "First 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh"

    • September 15, 1947 RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.

    • September 15, 1947 The U.S. Air Force is separated from the US Army to become a separate branch.

    • September 15, 1948 F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph

    • September 15, 1948 The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 1080 km/h.

    • September 15, 1949 The Lone Ranger premiers on ABC-TV

    • September 15, 1951 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes closes on Broadway in New York City after 740 performances.

    • September 15, 1952 UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia

    • September 15, 1952 United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.

    • September 15, 1955 Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is published in Paris by Olympia Press.

    • September 15, 1957 West Germany holds its third parliamentary election. Konrad Adenauer remains chancellor.

    • September 15, 1958 48 die in a train crash in Elizabethport NJ

    • September 15, 1958 "A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 58."

    • September 15, 1958 "Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 (Newark NJ)"

    • September 15, 1959 Paul Orgeron detonated a bomb at Edgar Allan Poe Elementary School that killed 5 people and himself.

    • September 15, 1959 Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit

    • September 15, 1962 Australia's first entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)

    • September 15, 1962 "The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis."

    • September 15, 1963 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham

    • September 15, 1963 "The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing kills four children at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States."

    • September 15, 1964 "The Sun newspaper launches, replacing the Daily Herald."

    • September 15, 1965 """Lost in Space"" premiers"

    • September 15, 1966 Gemini XI returns to Earth

    • September 15, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Small Faces - All Or Nothing

    • September 15, 1968 "Launch of Zond 5, the first lunar fly around with Earth reentry."

    • September 15, 1968 "The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere."

    • September 15, 1972 A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Northern Illinois.

    • September 15, 1972 An SAS domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm was hijacked and flown to Malm-Bulltofta Airport.

    • September 15, 1974 "Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board."

    • September 15, 1975 Progressive Rock artists Pink Floyd release Wish You Were Here.

    • September 15, 1975 The French department of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.

    • September 15, 1976 Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days

    • September 15, 1978 Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks for the world heavyweight boxing title.

    • September 15, 1978 Muhammad Ali beats WBA heavyweight champion Leon Spinks

    • September 15, 1978 Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks for the WBA heavywight championship becoming the first man to win the heavyweight title three times.

    • September 15, 1981 "The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, DC."

    • September 15, 1981 Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.

    • September 15, 1982 "First issue of ""USA Today"" published by Gannett Co Inc"

    • September 15, 1982 Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut

    • September 15, 1982 The first issue of USA Today is published by Gannett.

    • September 15, 1983 Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.

    • September 15, 1988 "Lillehammer, Norway upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics"

    • September 15, 1989 The U.S. Congress recognizes Terry Anderson's continued captivity in Beirut.

    • September 15, 1990 "Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000"

    • September 15, 1990 "France announce it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf"

    • September 15, 1993 Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament.

    • September 15, 1997 "Hastings Wise murders four at a lawn mower parts factory in Aiken, South Carolina."

    • September 15, 2000 Sydney 2000 Olympic Summer Games open in a lavish Opening Ceremony.

    • September 15, 2001 "Alex Zanardi, driving in a CART race is injured in Germany, resulting in both legs being amputated below the knee."

    • September 15, 2004 NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

    • September 15, 2006 UPN ceased operations after eleven and a half years. The CW Television Network launched 3 days later.

    • September 15, 2007 "Over 3000 Taiwanese Americans and their supporters rallied in front of UN in New York City to demonstrate the dedication that UN should accept Taiwan. At the same time, over 300,000 Taiwanese people rally in Taiwan to make the same plea."

    • September 15, 2008 "Investors concerns turn to American International Group Inc. (AIG) the worlds largest insurance company, its shares plunge and are downgraded by the investment community"

    • September 15, 2008 Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy the largest ever in the U.S.







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