15 September

September 15 is the 258th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 107 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 15th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 15th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Felt Hat Day
  • National Greenpeace Day
  • National Make a Hat Day
  • International Dot Day
  • International Day of Democracy
  • Software Freedom Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 15

2008: Lehman Brothers file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection. This was the largest bankruptcy in US history.

1981: John Bull becomes the oldest operable locomotive

The steam locomotive manufactured by the British and operated in New Jersey, US became the world’s oldest and still operable locomotive when the Smithsonian operated it on this day. It was first put to use on September 15, 1831.

1963: A Ku Klux Klan bomb kills 4 young African-American girls

4 members of the white supremacy group, set off a timed bomb at the 16th Street Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in Birmingham, Alabama. The bombings marked a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement in America.

1935: Nuremberg laws instituted by the Nazi party are put into force

The laws revoked citizenship for Jews, forbade them from having relationships with people of non-Jewish origin and made the swastika the official symbol of Germany.

1894: Battle of Pyongyang ends with decisive Japanese victory

The battle was a major land battle took place between the forces of Meiji Japan and Qing China during the First Sino-Japanese War.

1928: Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza

Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza
Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin while studying influenza

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 15

1955: Renzo Rosso, Italian fashion designer, businessman, co-founded Diesel Clothing

1954: Hrant Dink, Turkish/Armenian journalist

1946: Oliver Stone, American director, screenwriter, producer

1890: Agatha Christie, English author

1254: Marco Polo, Italian explorer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 15

2007: Colin McRae, Scottish race car driver

1980: Bill Evans, American pianist, composer

1938: Thomas Wolfe, American author

1859: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English engineer, designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge

1842: Francisco Morazán, Guatemalan lawyer, politician

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