September 15th Events

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September 15th, 2004 (September 15 2004)EventNHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
September 15th, 1998 (September 15 1998)EventWorldCom and MCI Communications finish their landmark merger, forming MCI WorldCom which would later be renamed WorldCom and become the largest bankruptcy in United States history.
September 15th, 1997 (September 15 1997)EventGoogle was founded.
September 15th, 1993 (September 15 1993)EventLiechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament
September 15th, 1990 (September 15 1990)EventFrance announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf
September 15th, 1989 (September 15 1989)EventThe U.S. Congress recognizes Terry Anderson s continued captivity in Beirut.
September 15th, 1987 (September 15 1987)EventU.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign a treaty to establish centers to reduce the risk of nuclear war.Eduard Shevardnadze Quotes
September 15th, 1983 (September 15 1983)EventIsraeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.Menachem Begin Quotes
September 15th, 1981 (September 15 1981)EventThe United States Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O Connor to become the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court.
September 15th, 1981 (September 15 1981)EventThe John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, DC.
September 15th, 1981 (September 15 1981)EventVanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
September 15th, 1975 (September 15 1975)EventThe French department of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
September 15th, 1974 (September 15 1974)EventAir Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
September 15th, 1972 (September 15 1972)EventA magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Northern Illinois.
September 15th, 1972 (September 15 1972)EventAn SAS domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm was hijacked and flown to Malmo-Bulltofta Airport.
September 15th, 1968 (September 15 1968)EventThe Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth s atmosphere.
September 15th, 1966 (September 15 1966)EventU.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.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
September 15th, 1963 (September 15 1963)EventThe 16th Street Baptist Church bombing kills four children at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
September 15th, 1962 (September 15 1962)EventThe Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
September 15th, 1961 (September 15 1961)EventHurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
September 15th, 1959 (September 15 1959)EventNikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
September 15th, 1958 (September 15 1958)EventA Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 58.
September 15th, 1957 (September 15 1957)EventWest Germany holds its third parliamentary election. Konrad Adenauer remains chancellor.
September 15th, 1952 (September 15 1952)EventUnited Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
September 15th, 1950 (September 15 1950)EventKorean War: United States forces land at Incheon, Korea.
September 15th, 1948 (September 15 1948)EventThe F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 1080 km/h.
September 15th, 1947 (September 15 1947)EventThe U.S. Air Force is separated from the US Army to become a separate branch.
September 15th, 1947 (September 15 1947)EventRCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
September 15th, 1945 (September 15 1945)EventA hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.
September 15th, 1944 (September 15 1944)EventFranklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.Winston Churchill Quotes
September 15th, 1942 (September 15 1942)EventWorld War II: The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
September 15th, 1941 (September 15 1941)EventThe U.S. Attorney General rules that the Neutrality Act is not violated when U.S. ships carry war materiel to British territories, opening the door for the Lend-Lease Act.
September 15th, 1940 (September 15 1940)EventWorld War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoot down large numbers of Luftwaffe.
September 15th, 1935 (September 15 1935)EventNuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
September 15th, 1935 (September 15 1935)EventNazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
September 15th, 1931 (September 15 1931)EventIn Scotland, the two-day Invergordon Mutiny against Royal Navy pay cuts begins.
September 15th, 1928 (September 15 1928)EventSir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
September 15th, 1928 (September 15 1928)EventTich Freeman becomes the only bowler to take 300 wickets in an English cricket season.
September 15th, 1916 (September 15 1916)EventWorld War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.
September 15th, 1914 (September 15 1914)EventWorld War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.
September 15th, 1894 (September 15 1894)EventFirst Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
September 15th, 1883 (September 15 1883)EventThe Bombay Natural History Society is founded in Bombay (now Mumbai), India.
September 15th, 1873 (September 15 1873)EventFranco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
September 15th, 1862 (September 15 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
September 15th, 1851 (September 15 1851)EventSaint Joseph s University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
September 15th, 1835 (September 15 1835)EventThe HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galapagos Islands.Charles Darwin Quotes
September 15th, 1831 (September 15 1831)EventThe locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
September 15th, 1830 (September 15 1830)EventThe Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens (see also deaths, below).
September 15th, 1821 (September 15 1821)EventGuatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.
September 15th, 1820 (September 15 1820)EventConstitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal; (see Portugal s crises of the Nineteenth Century.
September 15th, 1812 (September 15 1812)EventThe French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
September 15th, 1789 (September 15 1789)EventThe United States Department of State is established (formerly known as Department of Foreign Affairs).
September 15th, 1776 (September 15 1776)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: British land at Kip s Bay during the New York Campaign.
September 15th, 1762 (September 15 1762)EventBattle of Signal Hill
September 15th, 1683 (September 15 1683)EventGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded by 13 immigrant families.
September 15th, 1616 (September 15 1616)EventThe first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
September 15th, 1600 (September 15 1600)EventBattle of Sekigahara
September 15th, 1584 (September 15 1584)EventSan Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.
September 15th, 1556 (September 15 1556)EventVlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
September 15th, 0921 (September 15 0921)EventSaint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin.
September 15th, 0668 (September 15 0668)EventEastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.

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