Today in History

    What happened on the 15th of September in history?

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    • 1776
      British forces occupy NYC during the American Revolution
    • 1789
      Dept of Foreign Affairs renamed the Dept of State
    • 1821
      Costa Rica El Salvador Guatamala Honduras & Nicaragua gain independ
    • 1894
      Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang.
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    • 1917
      Russia was proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky
    • 1935
      Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of citizenship and made the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany.
    • 1937
      WPA extends the L-Taraval streetcar to the Zoo (at Sloat Blvd)
    • 1940
      Tide turns in Battle of Britain in WW II RAF beats Luftwaffe.
    • 1940
      3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw. 14 Columbus 2).
    • 1947
      1st 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested Columbus Oh
    • 1947
      Yanks clinch pennant #15
    • 1950
      Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 homers (6th time he has done that)
    • 1950
      During Korean conflict UN forces land at Inchon in the south
    • 1957
      Bachelor Father with John Forsythe premiers
    • 1957
      SF Seals (Pacific Coast League) play their last game.
    • 1959
      Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit
    • 1963
      4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham
    • 1965
      Lost in Space premiers
    • 1966
      Gemini XI returns to Earth
    • 1976
      Soyuz 22 carries two cosmonauts into earth orbit for 8 days.
    • 1978
      Yanks beat Boston 4-0 Guidry wins # 22 Yanks lead 2 1/2 games
    • 1981
      Intl Peace Day
    • 1984
      Morocco Showcase opens
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