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What Happened on September 15th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 The Parsons Green bombing takes place in London.
2008 Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
2004 National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players' union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
2000 The Summer Olympics, officially known as the games of the XXVII Olympiad, are opened in Sydney, Australia.
1983 Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
1981 The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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, D.C.
1978 Muhammad Ali outpointed Leon Spinks in a rematch to become the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title three times at the Superdome in New Orleans.
1975 The French department of "Corse" (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse (Upper Corsica) and Corse-du-Sud (Southern Corsica).
1974 Air Vietnam Flight 706 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
1972 A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö Bulltofta Airport.
1971 The first Greenpeace ship sets sail to protest against nuclear testing on Amchitka Island.
1968 The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1967 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
1963 Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed in the bombing of an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
1962 The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
1959 Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
1958 A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 48.
1952 The United Nations cedes Eritrea to Ethiopia.
1950 Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon.
1948 The Indian Army captures the towns of Jalna, Latur, Mominabad, Surriapet and Narkatpalli as part of Operation Polo.
1948 The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h).
1947 Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.
1945 A hurricane strikes southern Florida and the Bahamas, destroying 366 airplanes and 25 blimps at Naval Air Station Richmond.
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.
1944 Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division and the United States Army's 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.
1942 World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is sunk by Japanese torpedoes at Guadalcanal.
1940 World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.
1935 The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
1935 Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag bearing the swastika.
1918 World War I: Allied troops break through the Bulgarian defenses on the Macedonian Front.
1916 World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.
1915 The Empire Picture Theatre (now The New Empire Cinema), the oldest running cinema in mainland Australia, opens in Bowral, New South Wales.
1894 First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats Qing dynasty China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
1873 Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
1862 American Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia (present-day Harpers Ferry, West Virginia).
1851 Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia.
1835 HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipelago.
1830 The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens; British MP William Huskisson becomes the first widely reported railway passenger fatality when he is struck and killed by the locomotive Rocket.
1821 The Captaincy General of Guatemala declares independence from Spain.
1820 Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
1816 HMS Whiting runs aground on the Doom Bar.
1812 The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
1812 War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
1795 Britain seizes the Dutch Cape Colony in southern Africa to prevent its use by the Batavian Republic.
1794 French Revolutionary Wars: Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) sees his first combat at the Battle of Boxtel during the Flanders Campaign.
1789 The United States "Department of Foreign Affairs", established by law in July, is renamed the Department of State and given a variety of domestic duties.
1776 American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip's Bay during the New York Campaign.
1762 Seven Years' War: Battle of Signal Hill.
1616 The first non-aristocratic, free public school in modern Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy, by Joseph Calasanz.
1556 Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
1440 Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by Jean de Malestroit, Bishop of Nantes.
994 Major Fatimid victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of the Orontes.
668 Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.
Famous People Born on September 15

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Year Name
1964 Steve Watkin, Welsh cricketer
1971 Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer and coach
786 Al-Ma'mun, Iraqi caliph (d. 833)
1916 Frederick C. Weyand, American general (d. 2010)
1935 Dinkha IV, Iraqi patriarch (d. 2015)
1928 Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1975)
1964 Robert Fico, Slovak academic and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Slovakia
1956 Ross J. Anderson, British academic and educator
1580 Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer and author (d. 1659)
1955 Renzo Rosso, Italian fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Diesel Clothing
Famous People Deaths On September 15

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Date Name
2006 Pablo Santos, Mexican-American actor (b. 1987)
1842 Francisco Morazán, Guatemalan general, lawyer, and politician, President of Central American Federation (b. 1792)
2014 Wayne Tefs, Canadian anthologist, author, and critic (b. 1947)
1559 Isabella Jagiellon, Queen of Hungary (d. 1519)
1803 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian cardinal (b. 1719)
1991 Warner Troyer, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1932)
1813 Antoine ÿtienne de Tousard, French general and engineer (b. 1752)
668 Constans II, Byzantine emperor (b. 630)
1830 François Baillairgé, Canadian painter and sculptor (b. 1759)
2015 Bernard Van de Kerckhove, Belgian cyclist (b. 1941)