The following events took place on September 15. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 59 events. Showing 31 - 59.
- 1945A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at Naval Air Station Richmond.
- 1947RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
- 1947Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.
- 1948The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 mph.
- 1950Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon
- 1952The United Nations cedes Eritrea to Ethiopia.
- 1958A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 48.
- 1959Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
- 1961Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
- 1962The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- 196316th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States
- 1966U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
- 1968The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
- 1971The first Greenpeace ship set sail to protest against nuclear testing.
- 1972A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö Bulltofta Airport.
- 1974Air Vietnam Flight 706 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
- 1975The French department of “Corse” (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse (Upper Corsica) and Corse-du-Sud (Southern Corsica)
- 1978Muhammad Ali outpointed Leon Spinks in a rematch to become the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title three times at the Superdome in New Orleans.
- 1981The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- 1981The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
- 1981Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
- 1983Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
- 1987United States Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign a treaty to establish centers to reduce the risk of nuclear war.
- 1990France announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.
- 1998With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.
- 2000The opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics were held in Sydney, Australia.
- 2004National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players’ union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.
- 2008Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
- 2012Muslim protesters shouting anti-American slogans clash with police, injuring 19 people, outside the US embassy in Sydney, Australia.
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