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SEPTEMBER 15

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Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua: Independence Day
(Commemorates independence from Spain by the Central American provinces: 09/15/1821)
Spain Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua
Great Britain: Battle of Britain Day
(Commemorates Britain's decisive defense against Luftwaffe attacks on London: 09/15/1940)
Great Britain NAZI Germany Aviation History Battle of Britain BBC Spartacus
Mexico: Mexican Independence Day (Day 1 of 2)
(Commemorates Father Miguel Hidalgo's pre-dawn declaration of independence from Spain: 09/16/1810)
Mexico Spain PBS
1837 Daniel Hadley Sumner (New York-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Wisconsin) New York Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1857 William Howard Taft (Ohio-born 27th President of the United States; Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Ohio Political Leaders William Howard Taft The American Presidency U.S. Supreme Court
1984 HRH Prince Henry (Harry) of Great Britain Great Britain British Royalty Biography.com
1892 Lawrence Henry Smith (Wisconsin-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1834 William H. Crawford (Georgia Political Leader - Namesake of Crawford County, Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders American Political Leaders University of Georgia
1937 Monsignor Thomas Acquinas Quirk (Irish-American Monsignor of the Catholic Church) Irish Political and Social Leaders West Virginia Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Catholicism West Virginia State Archives
1982 Sadegh Ghotbzadeh (Former Foreign Minister of Iran, Executed for Treason) Iran Law & Legal Resources Death New York Times
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1789 Just Created in July, the U.S. Dept of Foreign Affairs Renamed Dept. of State U.S. Department of State Federal Gateway
1821 Five Central American Provinces Declare Independence from Spain Spain Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua
1829 Guerrero Decree Abolishes Slavery in the Republic of Mexico Mexico Slavery Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1891 Texan Revolutionary Catarino Garza Attacks Mexican State of Tamaulipas Mexico Texas War Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1916 British Deploy the First Tanks into Warfare at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette Great Britain World War I Historic Firsts First World War.com
1917 Russia Proclaimed a Republic By Head of Provisional Government Russia New York Times
1935 In Nuremberg, NAZI Party Passes Laws "Clarifying" Citizenship in Third Reich NAZI Germany Judaism The Nuremberg Laws New York Times
1950 United Nations Forces Land at Inchon, Korea and Begin Drive Toward Seoul United Nations Korea BBC
1954 Battleship U.S.S. Missouri Arrives in Seattle for Her Last Visit Before Decommissioning in Bremerton Seattle, Washington Naval Military History World War II HistoryLink
1959 Nikita Khrushchev Arrives in Washington, D.C.: First Soviet Leader to Visit U.S. Soviet Union President Dwight Eisenhower Washington, D.C. The Cold War History Channel
1978 German Terror Suspect Is Arrested in London Germany England Terrorism BBC
1982 Black September Seizes Egyptian Embassy, Madrid Egypt Israel Black September Terrorism Research Center
Israeli Army Reoccupies West Beirut, Killing 88 People, Wounding 254 Lebanon Israel War Death Wikipedia
Iran's Former Foreign Minister, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Executed for Treason Iran Law & Legal Resources Death New York Times
1986 Bomb In Paris Main Police Headquarters Kills 1, Wounds 51 Paris Terrorism Death
1997 Sinn Fein Party Participates in Northern Ireland Peace Talks for First Time Northern Ireland BBC
2001 President Bush Identifies Osama bin Laden as Prime Suspect 9-11 Attacks Usama bin Laden President George W. Bush Sept 11 Attacks War on Terrorism

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