Today in History, English
Today in History, English

105361September 15Event1812 – War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
105362September 15Event1816 – HMS Whiting runs aground on the Doom Bar
105363September 15Event1820 – Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
105364September 15Event1821 – Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.
105365September 15Event1830 – The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens.
105366September 15Event1831 – The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
105367September 15Event1835 – HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipelago.
105368September 15Event1851 – Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
105369September 15Event1862 – American Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
105370September 15Event1873 – Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
105371September 15Event1894 – First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats Qing dynasty China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
105372September 15Event1915 – The Empire Picture Theatre (now The New Empire Cinema), the oldest running Cinema in Mainland Australia, opens in Bowral, New South Wales.
105373September 15Event1916 – World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.
105374September 15Event1918 – World War I:The Battle of Dobro Pole is fought, Entente troops break through the Bulgarian defenses on the Macedonian Front eventually liberating Vardar Macedonia and forcing Bulgaria to sign the Armistice of Salonica.
105375September 15Event1935 – The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
105376September 15Event1935 – Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag bearing the swastika.
105377September 15Event1940 – World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.
105378September 15Event1942 – World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is sunk by a Japanese torpedo at Guadalcanal.
105379September 15Event1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.
105380September 15Event1944 – Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division and the United States Army's 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.
105381September 15Event1945 – A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at Naval Air Station Richmond.
105382September 15Event1947 – RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
105383September 15Event1947 – Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.
105384September 15Event1948 – The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h).
105385September 15Event1950 – Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon
105386September 15Event1952 – The United Nations cedes Eritrea to Ethiopia.
105387September 15Event1958 – A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 48.
105388September 15Event1959 – Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
105389September 15Event1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
105390September 15Event1962 – The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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