On This Day in History for September 15 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 177 of 177

  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 1976 Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who ...," premieres in NYC
  • 1976 Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days

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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
  • 1978 Yanks beat Boston 4-0, Guidry wins # 22, Yanks lead 2½ games
  • 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
  • 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 Menachem Begin resigns
  • 1984 Morocco Showcase opens
  • 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 Olof Palme forms Sweden minority government
  • 1985 Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings
  • 1986 Bomb attack in Paris, 1 dead
  • 1987 Italy sends a naval contingent to the Persian Gulf
  • 1987 Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, and addresses U.S. entertainment leaders
  • 1988 Museum of Moving Image in London opens
  • 1989 The U.S. Congress recognizes Terry Anderson's continued captivity in Beirut.
  • 1990 Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000
  • 1990 France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
  • 1990 15th Toronto International Film Festival: "Cyrano de Bergerac" directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1991 "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
  • 1993 Liechtenstein prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament
  • 1994 "Sound of Motown" premieres in Rotterdam
  • 1994 Dennis Richardson sworn in as head of St Maarten
  • 1994 Muslim fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria
  • 1996 Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
  • 1997 Edison Intl purchases Anaheim Stadium naming rights for $50M

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1997 Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • 1998 With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.
  • 1998 Google.com is registered as a domain name
  • 2001 26th Toronto International Film Festival: "Amelie" directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2007 32nd Toronto International Film Festival: "Eastern Promises" directed by David Cronenberg wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2011 The St. Thomas Assembly plant is closed permanently after decades of providing employing to the region of St. Thomas, Ontario and resulting in the loss of roughly 1,400 well-paid jobs
  • 2012 Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s
  • 2013 21 people are killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces, Iraq
  • 2013 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan
  • 2013 Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor
  • 2013 Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania
  • 2013 38th Toronto International Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" directed by Steve McQueen wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2014 Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland

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2014 President Obama annouces the US will send 3,000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary seals its border with Serbia with a razor-wire fence, stranding thousands of migrants

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