What Happened on September 15

Significant Events

  • 1616 First non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy
  • 1620 Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8]
  • 1821 Act of Independence of Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua declare their independence from the Spanish Empire
  • 1835 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin on board reaches the Galapagos Islands
  • 1916 First use of tanks in warfare, "Little Willies" at Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the Battle of the Somme
  • 1928 Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

Google.com is registered as a domain name

On September 15, 1998

Famous Weddings

  • 1794 4th US President James Madison (43) weds Dolley Madison (26) in Jefferson County, West Virginia
  • 1949 Figure skater and actress Sonja Henie (36) weds Winthrop Gardner Jr
  • 1951 Actor Peter Sellers (26) weds actress Anne Howe in London, England
  • 1957 Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England
  • 1962 Actress Janet Leigh (35) weds stockbroker Robert Brandt
More Weddings & Divorces