Historical Events on 15th September

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  • 608 St Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 668 Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.
  • 921 Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin.
  • 1514 Thomas Wolsey appointed Archbishop of York
  • 1556 Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain
  • 1584 San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid finished
  • 1590 Giambattista Catagna elected as Pope Urban VII
  • 1600 Battle of Sekigahara, rise of the Tokugawa shogunate in Japan
  • 1616 The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
  • 1619 Prince Bethlen Gabors troops occupy Pozsony (Pressburg) Hungary
  • 1620 Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8]
  • 1621 Swedish troops occupy Riga
  • 1644 Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VII as Innocent X
  • 1656 England & France sign peace treaty
  • 1683 Germantown, Pensylvania, founded by 13 immigrant families

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1707 Ferenc Rákóczi II, Prince of Transylvania and Tsar Peter the Great sign social security agreement

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1733 King Frederik Willem I divides Prussia-Brandenburg in Cantons
  • 1762 Battle of Signal Hill, the last battle of the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War.
  • 1774 Cossack Emilian Pugachev captured
  • 1776 British forces capture Kip's Bay, Manhattan, during Revolution
  • 1787 -16] Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
  • 1789 US Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State
  • 1795 Cape Colony surrenders to Britain

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1812 French army under Napoleon reaches Kremlin, Moscow

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1820 Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal; (see Portugal's crises of the Nineteenth Century).
  • 1821 Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua gain independence
  • 1830 First National Negro Convention begins in Philadelphia
  • 1830 First passenger to be killed by a railway train (William Huskisson, England)
  • 1830 Duke of Wellington opens Liverpool & Manchester Railway
  • 1831 The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.

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1835 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Galapagos Islands

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1846 Jung Bahadur Rana grabs power in Nepal
  • 1851 Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1853 First US woman ordained a minister, Antoinette Blackwell
  • 1857 Timothy Alder of NY patents a typesetting machine
  • 1862 Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV
  • 1870 Dutch 1st Chamber abolishes Capital punishment (20-18)
  • 1870 11th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 149 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1873 Last German troops leave France
  • 1879 Pim Mulier forms "Haarlem Football Club"
  • 1882 British General Wolseley occupies Cairo
  • 1887 Philadelphia celebrates 100th anniversary of US Constitution
  • 1894 Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
  • 1898 National Afro-American Council forms in Rochester NY
  • 1899 5th US Golf Open: Willie Smith shoots a 315 at Baltimore CC MD
  • 1900 A Boer delegation issues an appeal at the Hague, Netherlands, that the major powers intervene in the war in South Africa
  • 1903 Queen Wilhelmina calls railroad strikers "criminals"

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1904 Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Aviator
Wilbur Wright
  • 1910 Boers & Afrikaners win 1st general elections in Union of South-Africa
  • 1912 Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood ties then record of 16 straight wins
  • 1912 War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania
  • 1913 1st US milch goat show held, Rochester, NY
  • 1914 Battle of Aisne begins between Germans & French during WW I
  • 1914 US Marines march out of Vera Cruz, Mexico
  • 1916 Debut of tanks in war, "Little Willies" at Battle of Flers-Courcelette (part of the Battle of the Somme)
  • 1917 Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky's Provisional government
  • 1918 CH Chubb gives Stonehenge to British nation
  • 1921 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Alcohol Paraclitus
  • 1921 WBZ-AM in Boston MA begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • 1923 Bill Tilden wins US Lawn Tennis Open
  • 1923 Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of Ku Klux Klan terror
  • 1923 43rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)

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1926 Failed attempt on Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1928 400 kg Fournier-albums (forged postage stamps) burn in Geneva

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1928 Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin

  • 1928 Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6
  • 1928 Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy," premieres in NYC
  • 1928 Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler to take 300 wickets in an English cricket season.
  • 1930 1st international bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England
  • 1931 British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts
  • 1931 Philadelphia A's clinch pennant, beating Cleveland
  • 1935 Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
  • 1937 WPA extends L-Taraval streetcar to SF Zoo (at Sloat Blvd)

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1938 British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1938 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day)
  • 1938 Only time brothers hit back-to-back HRs (Lloyd & Paul Waner, Pitts)
  • 1940 3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)
  • 1940 Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher)
  • 1940 Luftwaffe bombs Bristol Aeroplane Company

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1940 PM Winston Churchill visits 11 Fighter Group, RAF

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1940 Climax of the Battle of Britain, tide turns as Luftwaffe lose 56 aircraft, RAF 28
  • 1941 Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania
  • 1942 US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal
  • 1943 Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy
  • 1943 Concentration Camp Vaivara in Estonia opens
  • 1943 Concentration Camp Kauwen in Lithuania opens
  • 1944 British bombers hit Tirpitz with Tallboy bombs
  • 1944 Russian troops free Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1944 US 1st Infantry division pushes through to Westwall
  • 1944 US 28th Infantry division occupies Hill 555 at Roscheid
  • 1944 US troops lands on Palau & Morotai
  • 1945 A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.
  • 1946 Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
  • 1947 First four-engined jet-propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh
  • 1947 Yanks clinch pennant #15
  • 1947 RCA releases the 12AX7 miniature dual triode vacuum tube; it is still in production
  • 1947 Typhoon Kathleen hit Tone River, Saitama and Tokyo area, killing at least 1,930 and injuring 1,750..
  • 1948 "Small Wonder" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • 1948 F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph
  • 1948 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WMGM
  • 1949 "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV. Diddle-um, diddle-um, diddle-um-tum-tum.
  • 1949 WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 During Korean conflict, UN forces land at Inchon in South Korea
  • 1950 East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
  • 1950 For a record 6th time, NY Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
  • 1950 Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phils beat Reds 8-7 in 19
  • 1950 US troop land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul
  • 1951 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld NYC after 740 performances
  • 1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)
  • 1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ingruentium Malorum
  • 1952 Braves last game in Boston's Braves Field before move to Milwaukee
  • 1952 European Parliament forms in Strasbourg
  • 1952 UN turns over Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • 1953 Boxing's NBA adopts 10-pt-must-scoring-system (10 pts to round winner)
  • 1953 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, FL (CBS) begins
  • 1957 "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1957 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1957 SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game
  • 1958 Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 (Elizabethport, NJ)

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1959 Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1960 Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 61st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus

  • 1961 Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph
  • 1962 "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • 1962 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • 1962 KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls
  • 1963 Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, & Jesus-appear in SF outfield for 1 inn
  • 1963 Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria
  • 1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1963 WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland
  • 1964 Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
  • 1965 "Lost in Space" premieres
  • 1966 First British nuclear ballistic missile submarine HMS Resolution launched
  • 1966 Dutch political party (D'66) forms
  • 1966 Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth

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1966 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1967 KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1968 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • 1968 Launch of Zond 5, 1st lunar fly-around with Earth reentry
  • 1968 NY Zendo (Shoboji) was opened by S Nakagawa & D S Harada
  • 1968 WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
  • 1969 Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game

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1970 Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1970 PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
  • 1970 Rotterdam dock strikes end
  • 1970 Officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland vote narrowly in favour of remaining unarmed
  • 1971 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV
  • 1972 WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Northern Illinois.
  • 1972 An SAS domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm was hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
  • 1973 Dutch Guilder devalued by 5%
  • 1973 Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing
  • 1973 Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1¼ miles
  • 1973 OPEC supports price hikes and designates six Gulf countries to negotiate collectively with companies over prices; other members to negotiate individually
  • 1974 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
  • 1974 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • 1974 Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • 1975 Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
  • 1975 The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • 1975 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • 1976 Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who ...," premieres in NYC
  • 1976 Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days
  • 1977 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • 1977 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1977 US President Jimmy Carter meets with 15 record company executives

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1977 TV LA drama "CHiPs" debuts on NBC in US
  • 1978 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1978 Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1978 Yanks beat Boston 4-0, Guidry wins # 22, Yanks lead 2½ games
  • 1979 Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL & NL (Astros)
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979 4th Toronto International Film Festival: "Best Boy" directed by Ira Wohl wins the People's Choice Award

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1980 Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1981 US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court

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1981 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical "Laborem exercens" against capitalism/Marxism

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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.
  • 1981 Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1982 First issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc
  • 1982 Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut
  • 1982 Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat
  • 1983 Police officers beat Michael Stewart to death for graffiting NYC subway
  • 1983 Israel premier Begin resigns
  • 1984 Morocco Showcase opens
  • 1984 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984 9th Toronto International Film Festival: "Places in the Heart" directed by Robert Benton wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1985 26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat US, 16½-11½ at The Belfry, England
  • 1985 Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic