Monday, September 21, 2020 (Week 39)

September 15 in History

What happened on September 15 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 15 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 15 in history.

2008
The largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US history is filed by Lehman Brothers financial services firm.
2004
National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union.
1998
MCI WorldCom begins operations after a landmark merger between World Com and MCI Communications.
1990
France announces it will send 4,000 troops to join those of other nations assembling in the Persian Gulf to protect Saudi Arabia and force Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein to withdraw troops from occupied Kuwait.
1983
Menachem Begin resigns as premier of Israel.
1981
Sandra Day O’Connor is unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the first female justice on the US Supreme Court.
1971
The environmental group Greenpeace is founded.
1968
The USSR launches Zond 5, which becomes the first spaceship to orbit the moon and reenter Earth’s atmosphere.
1966
US President Lyndon Johnson urges Congress to adopt gun control legislation in the wake of Charles Whitman’s sniper attack from the University of Texas’s Texas Tower; in all, Whitman shot and killed 15 people before being shot dead himself by an Austin police officer.
1963
Four young African-American girls are killed by the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama.
1961
Hurricane Carla comes ashore in Texas, the second-most powerful ever to make landfall in that state.
1959
Nikita Khrushchev becomes first Soviet leader to visit the US.
1950
U.N. Forces, lead by the U.S. Marine Corps, invade occupied Korea at the port of Inchon. Considered the greatest amphibious attack in history, it is the zenith of General Douglas MacArthur‘s career.
1939
The Polish submarine Orzel arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, after escaping the German invasion of Poland.
1937
Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.
1935
In Berlin, the Reich under Adolf Hitler adopts the swastika as the national flag.
1928
Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers, by accident, that the mold penicillin has an antibiotic effect.
1916
Armored tanks are introduced by the British during the Battle of the Somme.
1914
President Woodrow Wilson orders the Punitive Expedition out of Mexico. The Expedition, headed by General John Pershing, had been searching for Pancho Villa, a Mexican revolutionary.
1891
The Dalton gang holds up a train and takes $2,500 at Wagoner, Oklahoma.
1862
Confederates capture Harpers Ferry, securing the rear of Robert E. Lee‘s forces in Maryland.
1858
The Butterfield Overland Mail Company begins delivering mail from St. Louis to San Francisco. The company’s motto is: “Remember, boys, nothing on God’s earth must stop the United States mail!”
1788
An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands is ratified at the Hague.
1776
The British occupy Manhattan.
1588
The Spanish Armada, which attempted to invade England, is destroyed by a British fleet.

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