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This Day in History for September 15

This Day In History1683 – 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.

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