This Day in History for September 15
1683 – Germantown, Pennsylvania, founded by 13 immigrant families.
1789 – US Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State.
1831 – The locomotive “John Bull” operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
1851 – Saint Joseph’s University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1887 – Philadelphia celebrates 100th anniversary of US Constitution.
1914 – US Marines march out of Vera Cruz, Mexico.
1923 – Governor Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of Ku Klux Klan terror.
1938 – Only time brothers hit back-to-back HRs (Lloyd & Paul Warner, Pittsburgh)
1942 – US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
1947 – First four-engine jet-propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Ohio.
1950 – US troops land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul.
1957 – “Bachelor Father” with John Forsythe premieres.
1959 – Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin 13-day visit.
1963 – Alou brothers-Felipe, Matty & Jesus-appear in San Francisco outfield for 1 inning.
1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
1973 – Ohio State’s Archie Griffin begins record 31 consecutive games of 100 yards rushing.
1981 – US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O’Conner for the US Supreme Court.
1982 – First issue of “USA Today” published by Gannett Co Inc.
1990 – Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000.
1998 – Google.com is registered as a domain name.
2014 – President Obama announces the US will send 3,000 troops to help combat spread of the Ebola virus.Share: