On This Day

September 15, 1981 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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.
  • US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court
  • Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.

Birthdays in History

  • Mark Duggan, whose shooting death sparked widespread riots in England, born in London