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It happened on September 15th

  • September 15, 0608 Saint Boniface IV becomes Pope.   
  • September 15, 0608 St Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • September 15, 0668 “Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.”
  • September 15, 0921 Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin.
  • September 15, 1514 Thomas Wolsey is appointed Archbishop of York.
  • September 15, 1556 Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain.

  • September 15, 1584 San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.
  • September 15, 1590 Giambattista Catagna is elected as Pope Urban VII.
  • September 15, 1600 Battle of Sekigahara
  • September 15, 1616 “The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.”
  • September 15, 1620 “Mayflower departs from Plymouth, England with 102 pilgrims”
  • September 15, 1644 “Giambattista Pamphilj becomes Pope Innocent X, succeeding Pope Urban VIII.”
  • September 15, 1656 England and France sign a peace treaty.
  • September 15, 1683 “Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded by 13 immigrant families.”
  • September 15, 1762 Battle of Signal Hill
  • September 15, 1789 “Dept of Foreign Affairs, renamed the Dept of State”
  • September 15, 1812 The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
  • September 15, 1820 “Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal; (see Portugal’s crises of the Nineteenth Century.”
  • September 15, 1821 Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras and Nicaragua gain independ
  • September 15, 1821 “Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua jointly declare independence from Spain.”
  • September 15, 1821 “Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.”
  • September 15, 1830 “First to be run-over by a railroad train (William Huskisson, England)”
  • September 15, 1830 “The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens (see also deaths, below).”
  • September 15, 1831 The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • September 15, 1835 “The HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galpagos Islands.”
  • September 15, 1851 “Saint Joseph’s University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”
  • September 15, 1853 “First US woman ordained a minister, Antoinette Blackwell”
  • September 15, 1862 Stonewall Jackson takes Harpers Ferry
  • September 15, 1883 “The Bombay Natural History Society is founded in Bombay (now Mumbai), India.”
  • September 15, 1885 “Tthe famous circus elephant “”Jumbo”” is killed by a GTR freight train, hauled by locomotive no. 788 at St. Thomas. It was struck from behind while being lead along the track to be loaded into his car. Jumbo stood 12′ 5″” high and weighted 7 1/2 tons.”
  • September 15, 1887 Phila celebrates 100th anniversary of US Constitution
  • September 15, 1894 First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
  • September 15, 1894 Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
  • September 15, 1914 Battle of Aisne begins between Germans and French during WW I
  • September 15, 1916 “First tank used in war, “”Little Willies”” at Battle of Flors, France”
  • September 15, 1916 “Sgt. Donal Forrester Brown, 2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment, won the Victoria Cross at High Wood, Somme France”
  • September 15, 1916 “World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.”
  • September 15, 1917 First issue of Forbes magazine published.
  • September 15, 1917 Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky
  • September 15, 1928 “Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.”

 

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