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Events and People Who Made History on October 15

16th Century

1501 - English crown prince Arthur marries Catharina of Aragon
1520 - King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
1522 - Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico
1581 - Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris
1582 - Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days
1598 - Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine

17th Century

1641 - Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
1654 - Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel
1655 - Jews of Lublin are massacred
1660 - Asser Levy granted butchers license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam

18th Century

1705 - English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
1724 - Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church
1756 - Saxon army surrenders to Prussia
1777 - Major James Graves Simcoe appointed commandant of Queen's Rangers
1783 - Jean Pilatre de Rozier makes captive-balloon ascent
1786 - Earliest 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) recorded temp in New York City
1789 - 1st presidental tour - George Washington in New England

19th Century

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St. Helena
1827 - Charles Darwin reaches Christ's Counsel, Cambridge
1842 - Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung
1846 - Dr. William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether
1860 - 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard
1863 - Cliff House opens in San Francisco (1st of many on site)
1864 - Confederate troops occupy Glasgow, Missouri
1866 - Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses
1874 - Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force
1877 - 45th Congress (1877-79) convenes
1878 - Edison Electric Light Company incorporated
1880 - Koln cathedral completed, 633 years after it begun
1881 - 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published
1883 - Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional
1885 - Hoss Radbourne pitches his 60th win of season
1889 - Amsterdam Central Station officially opens
1890 - Alabama Penny Savings Bank organizes in Birmingham
1894 - Captain Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage
1897 - Aaron/Samuel Bloch carry 1st Mail Pouch
1897 - King Leopold II takes Belgian crown
1899 - Cincinnati closes season with 16-1 and 19-3 victories over Cleveland Spiders

20th Century

1905 - Claude Debussy's "La Mer," premieres
1905 - Union workers at NVV rejects safety demands
1912 - Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
1913 - Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week"
1914 - ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) founded
1914 - Battle of Warsaw, begins (ends Oct 21)
1914 - Clayton Anti-trust Act passed (union and strike rights)
1917 - Chicago White Sox beat New York Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
1918 - British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6
1919 - 14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money
1923 - New York Yankees 1st World Series win beating New York Giants, 4 games to 2
1924 - President Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
1925 - Pittsburgh Pirates beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
1925 - Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premiers in The Hague
1926 - Austria government of Seipel, forms
1926 - Philip Barry's "White Wings!," premieres in New York City
1928 - German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin" lands in Lakehurst, NJ
1928 - Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators
1933 - Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to New York Giants 56-0
1935 - NHL's St. Louis Eagles fold
1937 - Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have and Have Not" published
1937 - Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yankees release Tony Lazzeri
1938 - Robert Sherwoods "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," premieres in New York City
1939 - LaGuardia Airport opens in New York City
1939 - Yeshiva of Mir closes after 124 years
1940 - Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed
1940 - London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans
1941 - 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe
1941 - Japan Tojo regime forms
1941 - Jews caught outside Polish Ghetto walls could be put to death
1942 - German 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 German's die
1945 - Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
1946 - Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1946 - Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
1946 - St. Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
1948 - China's Red army occupies Chinchov
1949 - Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government
1949 - Billy Graham begins his ministry
1949 - Tripura accedes to Indian union
1951 - Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
1951 - "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV
1952 - Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo," premieres in New York City
1953 - John Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon," premieres in New York City
1953 - KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (IND) begins
1954 - Hurricane Hazel strikes U.S. and Canada, 348 die
1954 - KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1956 - William J Brennan, Jr. appointed to Supreme Court
1956 - Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1957 - Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for San Francisco Seals-franchises only, not the players
1958 - Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1958 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1959 - KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959 - "Untouchables" premieres
1960 - "Laughs and Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 8 performances
1962 - Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
1962 - WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 - Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
1964 - Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
1964 - Kosygin and Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev
1964 - New York Yankees appears in 14 and win 9 of last 16 World Series
1964 - St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
1965 - Dodgers and Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
1965 - WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 - Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself," as "terribly obscene"
1966 - Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)
1968 - AL expansion draft, Kansas City pick Roger Nelson and Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
1969 - Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
1969 - Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs. North Stars)
1969 - New York Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st and 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
1969 - Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
1969 - Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
1970 - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt
1970 - Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
1970 - Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
1970 - Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey
1972 - 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
1972 - Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat New York Knicks 109-101
1973 - 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
1973 - Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
1974 - National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
1974 - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
1974 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing Los Angeles Kings to 1-1 tie
1975 - Iceland moves International boundary from 50 to 200 miles
1976 - 1st debate of major-ticket Vice President nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)
1976 - Ringo releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
1977 - Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal
1977 - Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 and stays #1 for 10 weeks
1977 - Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile (11:30:51)
1978 - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
1978 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1979 - 1st Monday night game from New York City, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
1979 - Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
1979 - Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees
1979 - New York Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
1980 - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein
1981 - New York Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A's
1983 - Black Hawks and Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
1983 - Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games
1983 - U.S. Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport
1984 - Central Intelligence Agency's Information Act passes
1984 - Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud
1985 - Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
1985 - Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
1985 - Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit
1986 - Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 and win NL pennant
1987 - 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
1987 - Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
1987 - Lanford Wilson's "Burn This," premieres in New York City
1987 - "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 4 performances
1987 - NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike
1988 - Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
1988 - NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
1988 - With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run home run to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
1989 - Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd
1989 - South Africa President FW de Klerk frees Sisulu and 4 other political prisoners
1989 - South african ANC-founder/leader Walter Sisulu freed
1989 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer
1990 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
1991 - Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice
1992 - Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
1992 - Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago, Illinois
1992 - New York City Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train
1993 - Amstel brewery on Curaeao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle
1993 - Guardian Angel Lisa Evers Sliwa files for divorce from Curtis Sliwa
1993 - Nelson Mandela and South Africa President F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1994 - Botswana President Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election
1994 - President Jean-Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti
1995 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1995 - Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating New York Jets 26-15
1997 - Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (763.035 mph)
1997 - Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 2 in ALCS
1997 - Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud
1997 - New York jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988
1997 - U.S. launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn

21st Century

2003 - China sends Yang Liwei into orbit, the third country to have successfully sent a person into space
2005 - Qinghai-Tibet Railway is completed in China


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