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Events and People Who Made History on September 15

7th Century

608 - St. Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope

16th Century

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

17th Century

1619 - Prince Bethlen Gabors troops occupy Pozsony (Pressburg) Hungary
1620 - Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims
1621 - Swedish troops occupy Riga
1644 - Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VII as Innocent X
1656 - England and France sign peace treaty
1683 - Germantown Pennsylvania founded by 13 immigrant families

18th Century

1707 - Rakoczi II and Czar Peter the Great sign social security agreement
1733 - King Frederik Willem I divides Prussia-Brandenburg in Cantons
1774 - Cossack Emilian Pugachev captured
1776 - British forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during Revolution
1787 - Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
1789 - Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State
1795 - Cape Colony surrenders to England

19th Century

1812 - French army under Napoleon reaches Kremlin, Moscow
1821 - Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras and Nicaragua gain independ
1830 - 1st to be run-over by a railroad train (William Huskisson, England)
1830 - Duke of Wellington opens Liverpool and Manchester Railway
1835 - HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin reache Galapagos Islands
1846 - Jung Bahadur Rana grabs power in Nepal
1853 - 1st U.S. woman ordained a minister, Antoinette Blackwell
1857 - Timothy Alder patents typesetting machine
1862 - Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV
1870 - Dutch 1st Chamber abolishes Capital punishment (20-18)
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 U.S. Constitution
1894 - Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
1898 - National Afro-American Council forms in Rochester NY
1899 - 5th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Smith shoots a 315 at Baltimore CC MD

20th Century

1903 - Queen Wilhelmina calls railroad strikers "criminals"
1904 - Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight
1910 - Boers and 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 and Montenegro breaks out in Albania
1913 - 1st U.S. milch goat show held, Rochester, New York
1914 - Battle of Aisne begins between Germans and French during WW I
1914 - U.S. Marines march out of Vera Cruz, Mexico
1915 - Boston Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals 20-1
1916 - 1st tank used in war, "Little Willies" at Battle of Flors, France
1916 - Britains 1st use of tanks (Battle of Somme)
1917 - Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky
1918 - CH Chubb gives Stonehenge to English state
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 home runs in a game since 1897
1923 - 43rd U.S. Mens Tennis: William T Tilden beats W M Johnston (64 61 64)
1923 - Bill Tilden wins U.S. Lawn Tennis Open
1928 - 400 kg Fournier-albums (forged postage stamps) burn in Geneva
1928 - Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
1928 - Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6
1928 - Stothard, Kalmar and Ruby's musical "Good Boy," premieres in New York City
1930 - 1st International bridge match is held in London. U.S. 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 and makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
1937 - WPA extends L-Taraval streetcar to San Francisco Zoo (at Sloat Blvd)
1938 - British Prime Minister Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden
1938 - John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day)
1938 - Only time brothers hit back-to-back home runs (Lloyd and 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
1940 - Prime Minister Winston Churchill visits #11 Fighter Group
1940 - Tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II, RAF beats Luftwaffe
1941 - Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania
1942 - U.S. aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal
1943 - Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy
1943 - Concentration Camp Kauwen in Lithuania opens
1943 - Concentration Camp Vaivara in Estonia opens
1944 - British bombers hit Tirpitz with Tallboy bombs
1944 - Russian troops free Sofia Bulgaria
1944 - U.S. 1st Infantry division pushes through to Westwall
1944 - U.S. 28th Infantry division occupies Hill 555 at Roscheid
1944 - U.S. troops lands on Palau and Morotai
1946 - Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
1947 - 1st 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh
1947 - Yankees clinch pennant #15
1948 - F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1080 kph
1948 - "Small Wonder" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 134 performances
1948 - WHN-AM in New York City changes call letters to WMGM
1949 - "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV
1949 - WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, Florida (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 - During Korean conflict, United Nations forces land at Inchon in South Korea
1950 - East German premier Grotewohl pleads for German reunification
1950 - For a record 6th time, New York Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 home runs in one game
1950 - Longest game in Phila's Shribe Park, Phillies beat Reds 8-7 in 19
1950 - U.N. lands at Inchon to drive North Korean troops out of the south
1950 - U.S. troop land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul
1951 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 20k (1:01:15.8)
1951 - "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld New York City after 740 performances
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 - U.N. 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, Arizona (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, Virginia (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, Florida (CBS) begins
1957 - Adenauers CDU wins parliamentary election in West Germany
1957 - "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres
1957 - SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game
1958 - 48 die in a train crash in Elizabethport NJ
1958 - Commuter train crashes through drawbridge, killing 48 (Newark NJ)
1959 - Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in U.S. to begin a 13-day visit
1961 - 61st U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
1961 - Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 mph
1962 - Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (U.S. wins)
1962 - "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 76 performances
1962 - KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk
1962 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 - WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 - 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham
1963 - Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty, and Jesus-appear in San Francisco 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, South Carolina (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 - 1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched
1966 - Dutch political party (D'66) forms
1966 - Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth
1967 - KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 - "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1968 - Launch of Zond 5, 1st lunar fly-around with Earth reentry
1968 - Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)
1968 - WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 - WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 New York Mets in a game
1970 - Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million
1970 - PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
1970 - Rotterdam harbor strikes end
1971 - 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV
1972 - WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1973 - Dutch Guilder devalued 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 1 miles
1973 - "Star Trek-Animated" premieres on TV
1974 - Market Square Arena in Indianapolis opens
1974 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
1975 - Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game
1976 - Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who ...," premieres in New York City
1976 - Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days
1977 - "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 124 performances
1977 - Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when manager Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
1977 - President Carter meets with 15 record company executives
1977 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans
1978 - Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 - Yankees beat Boston 4-0, Guidry wins # 22, Yankees lead 2 games
1979 - Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for cycle in AL and NL (Astros)
1979 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 - Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary"
1981 - Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical "Laborem exercens" against capitalism/marxism
1981 - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor
1982 - 1st 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 - Cops beat to death Michael Stewart for graffiting New York City subway
1983 - Israel premier Begin resigns
1984 - Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
1984 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1985 - 26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat U.S., 16 -11 at The Belfry, England
1985 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1985 - Olof Palme forms Sweden minority government
1985 - Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings
1985 - Willie Nelson's Farm Aid concert
1985 - Yankees trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
1986 - 1st broadcast of "LA Law" on NBC-TV
1986 - Bomb attack in Paris, 1 dead
1988 - "Les Miserables," opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
1988 - Lillehammer, Norway upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics
1988 - Museum of Moving Image in London opens
1988 - Test Cricket debut of Ian Healy, vs Pakistan at Karachi
1990 - 42nd Emmy Awards - LA Law and Murphy Brown win
1990 - Chicago White Sox Bobby Thigpen is 1st to record 50 saves
1990 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1990 - Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000
1990 - France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
1991 - 19th du Maurier Golf Classic: Nancy Scranton
1991 - NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly
1991 - "Party Machine with Nia Peeples" final show
1991 - SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yards
1991 - U.S. women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
1992 - Ted Weiss, despite dying on 14th, wins congressional New York City seat
1993 - Liechtenstein prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament
1994 - Dennis Richardson sworn in as head of St. Maarten
1994 - Moslem fundamentalists kidnap and behead 16 citizens in Algeria
1994 - "Sound of Motown," premieres in Rotterdam
1995 - Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays
1996 - 2nd Presidents Golf Cup: U.S. beats International team 16 -15 at Robert Jones Va
1996 - Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
1996 - Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1996 - Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34
1997 - Edison International purchases Anaheim Stadium naming rights for $50M
1997 - Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000

21st Century

2004 - Hurricane Ivan hits Alabama and Florida killing nearly 30
2008 - Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy


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