Today in History, English
Today in History, English

105781September 15Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which German-American Steuben Parade can fall, while September 21 is the latest celebrated on the third Saturday in September. (United States, especially New York City)
105782September 15Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which POW/MIA Recognition Day can fall, while September 21 is the latest celebrated on the third Friday in September. (United States)
105783September 15Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Prinsjesdag can fall, while September 21 is the latest celebrated on the third Tuesday in September. (Netherlands)
105784September 15Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Respect for the Aged Day can fall, while September 21 is the latest celebrated on the third Monday in September. (Japan)
105785September 15Holiday and observanceBattle of Britain Day (United Kingdom)
105786September 15Holiday and observanceChildren's Day (Nepal) (celebrated on the 15th on leap years)
105787September 15Holiday and observanceEngineer's Day (India)
105788September 15Holiday and observanceFree Money Day (International)
105789September 15Holiday and observanceIndependence Day, celebrates the independence of Guatemala (a Patriotic Day), El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica from Spain in 1821.
105790September 15Holiday and observanceInternational Day of Democracy (International)
105791September 15Holiday and observanceKnowledge Day (Azerbaijan)
105792September 15Holiday and observanceRestoration of Primorska to the Motherland Day (Slovenia)
105793September 15Holiday and observanceSilpa Bhirasri Day (Thailand).
105794September 15Holiday and observanceThe beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated until October 15 (United States)
105795September 15Holiday and observanceWorld Lymphoma Awareness Day (International)
105796September 16Event307 – Emperor Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. He is later executed (or forced to commit suicide) after Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy.
105797September 16Event1400 – Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
105798September 16Event1620 – Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower.
105799September 16Event1701 – James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
105800September 16Event1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
105801September 16Event1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
105802September 16Event1795 – The first occupation by United Kingdom of Cape Colony, South Africa with the Battle of Hout Bay, after successive victories at the Battle of Muizenberg and Wynberg, after William V requested protection against revolutionary France's occupation of t
105803September 16Event1810 – With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain.
105804September 16Event1812 – The Fire of Moscow begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.
105805September 16Event1863 – Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
105806September 16Event1880 – The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation's oldest, continuously-independent college daily.
105807September 16Event1893 – Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.
105808September 16Event1908 – The General Motors Corporation is founded.
105809September 16Event1919 – The American Legion is incorporated.
105810September 16Event1920 – The Wall Street bombing: A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City killing 38 and injuring 400.

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