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  • France
    Tuesday Sep 15, 1795
    Napoleon

    Bonaparte was removed from the list of generals in regular service

    France
    Tuesday Sep 15, 1795

    On 15 September, Bonaparte was removed from the list of generals in regular service for his refusal to serve in the Vendée campaign.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 15, 1838
    Frederick Douglass

    Marriage

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 15, 1838

    Once Douglass had arrived New York, he sent for Murray to follow him north to New York. She brought with her the necessary basics for them to set up a home. They were married on September 15, 1838, by a black Presbyterian minister, just eleven days after Douglass had reached New York. Douglass and Anna had five children: Rosetta Douglass, Lewis Henry Douglass, Frederick Douglass Jr., Charles Remond Douglass, and Annie Douglass (died at the age of ten).




  • Pyongyang, Korea (Now North Korea)
    Saturday Sep 15, 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War

    Battle of Pyongyang

    Pyongyang, Korea (Now North Korea)
    Saturday Sep 15, 1894

    On 15 September, the Imperial Japanese Army converged on the city of Pyongyang from several directions. The Japanese assaulted the city and eventually defeated the Chinese by an attack from the rear; the defenders surrendered. Taking advantage of heavy rainfall overnight, the remaining Chinese troops escaped Pyongyang and headed northeast toward the coastal city of Uiju. Casualties were 2,000 killed and around 4,000 wounded for the Chinese, while the Japanese casualties totaled 102 men killed, 433 wounded, and 33 missing. In the early morning of 16 September, the entire Japanese army entered Pyongyang.




  • Dalian, Liaoning, China
    Saturday Sep 15, 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War

    Admiral Ding (Chinese fleet) decided To Return To Dalian

    Dalian, Liaoning, China
    Saturday Sep 15, 1894

    The Chinese warships spent the entire day cruising the area, waiting for the Japanese. However, since there was no sighting of the Japanese fleet, Admiral Ding decided to return to Dalian, reaching the port in the morning of September 15.




  • Flers and Courcelette, France
    Friday Sep 15, 1916
    World War 1

    Battle of Flers–Courcelette

    Flers and Courcelette, France
    Friday Sep 15, 1916

    Tanks were developed by Britain and France and were first used in combat by the British during the Battle of Flers–Courcelette (part of the Battle of the Somme) on 15 September 1916, with only partial success. However, their effectiveness would grow as the war progressed; the Allies built tanks in large numbers, whilst the Germans employed only a few of their own design, supplemented by captured Allied tanks.




  • Dobro Pole, Macedonia
    Sunday Sep 15, 1918
    World War 1

    Battle of Dobro Pole

    Dobro Pole, Macedonia
    Sunday Sep 15, 1918

    The battle was fought in the initial stage of the Vardar Offensive, in the Balkans Theatre. On 15 September, a combined force of Serbian, French and Greek troops attacked the Bulgarian-held trenches in Dobro Pole ("Good Field"), at the time part of the Kingdom of Serbia (present day Greece and North Macedonia). The offensive and the preceding artillery preparation had devastating effects on Bulgarian morale, eventually leading to mass desertions.




  • Changsha, Hunan, China
    Thursday Sep 15, 1927
    Mao Zedong

    Mao's defeat at Changsha

    Changsha, Hunan, China
    Thursday Sep 15, 1927

    Mao was appointed commander-in-chief of the Red Army and led four regiments against Changsha in the Autumn Harvest Uprising, in the hope of sparking peasant uprisings across Hunan. On the eve of the attack, Mao composed a poem—the earliest of his to survive—titled "Changsha". His plan was to attack the KMT-held city from three directions on September 9, but the Fourth Regiment deserted to the KMT cause, attacking the Third Regiment. Mao's army made it to Changsha, but could not take it; by September 15, he accepted defeat and with 1000 survivors marched east to the Jinggang Mountains of Jiangxi.


  • Germany
    Sunday Sep 15, 1935
    Adolf Hitler

    Nuremberg Laws

    Germany
    Sunday Sep 15, 1935

    The Nazis embraced the concept of racial hygiene. On 15 September 1935, Hitler presented two laws—known as the Nuremberg Laws—to the Reichstag. The laws banned sexual relations and marriages between Aryans and Jews and were later extended to include "Gypsies, Negroes or their bastard offspring".


  • Germany
    Sunday Sep 15, 1935
    Heinrich Himmler

    Nuremberg Laws

    Germany
    Sunday Sep 15, 1935

    On 15 September 1935, Hitler presented two laws—known as the Nuremberg Laws—to the Reichstag. The laws banned marriage between non-Jewish and Jewish Germans and forbade the employment of non-Jewish women under the age of 45 in Jewish households. The laws also deprived so-called "non-Aryans" of the benefits of German citizenship. These laws were among the first race-based measures instituted by the Third Reich.


  • San Sebastián, Spain
    Tuesday Sep 15, 1936
    Spanish Civil War

    San Sebastián was taken by Nationalist soldiers

    San Sebastián, Spain
    Tuesday Sep 15, 1936

    On 15 September, San Sebastian, home to a divided Republican force of anarchists and Basque nationalists, was taken by Nationalist soldiers.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Sep 15, 1940
    Buckingham Palace

    Battle of Britain Day

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Sep 15, 1940

    On 15 September 1940, known as the Battle of Britain Day, an RAF pilot, Ray Holmes of No. 504 Squadron RAF rammed a German Dornier Do 17 bomber he believed was going to bomb the Palace. Holmes had run out of ammunition and made the quick decision to ram it. Holmes bailed out and the aircraft crashed into the forecourt of London Victoria station.


  • Lapland, Finland
    Friday Sep 15, 1944
    World War II

    Lapland War

    Lapland, Finland
    Friday Sep 15, 1944

    The Lapland War was fought between Finland and Nazi Germany effectively from 15 September 1944 to 27 April 1945 in Finland's northernmost region, Lapland. The Wehrmacht successfully withdrew and Finland upheld its obligations under the Moscow Armistice, although it remained formally at war with the USSR and the United Kingdom until ratification of the 1947 Paris Peace Treaty.


  • Incheon, South Korea
    Friday Sep 15, 1950
    Korean War

    The Amphibious assault force faced few KPA defenders at Incheon

    Incheon, South Korea
    Friday Sep 15, 1950

    By 15 September, the amphibious assault force faced few KPA defenders at Incheon: military intelligence, psychological warfare, guerrilla reconnaissance, and protracted bombardment facilitated a relatively light battle. However, the bombardment destroyed most of the city of Incheon.


  • Vietnam
    Friday Sep 15, 1950
    First Indochina War

    Thái attacked Đông Khê

    Vietnam
    Friday Sep 15, 1950

    Major general Thái attacked Đông Khê on September 15, and Đông Khê fell on September 18.


  • Chimsan-dong, Daegu, South Korea
    Wednesday Sep 15, 1954
    Samsung

    Founding Cheil Mojik

    Chimsan-dong, Daegu, South Korea
    Wednesday Sep 15, 1954

    In 1954, Lee founded Cheil Mojik and built the plant in Chimsan-dong, Daegu. It was the largest woollen mill ever in the country.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Sep 15, 1984
    Princess Diana

    Second Baby

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Sep 15, 1984

    A second son, Prince Harry, was born on 15 September 1984.


  • London, England
    Saturday Sep 15, 1984
    Prince Harry

    Born

    London, England
    Saturday Sep 15, 1984

    Harry was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on 15 September 1984 at 4:20 pm as the second child of Charles, Prince of Wales—heir apparent to Queen Elizabeth II—and Diana, Princess of Wales.


  • Bosanski Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Sep 15, 1991
    Bosnian War

    Croatian National Guard (ZNG) raided Bosanski Brod

    Bosanski Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Sep 15, 1991

    In September 1991, Croatian National Guard (ZNG) organised armed incursions across the Croatian border into Bosnia. ZNG opened mortar fire on Bosanska Dubica on 13 September 1991, and raided Bosanski Brod on 15 September 1991.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Sep 15, 1995
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    Rubens Ricupero

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Sep 15, 1995

    Rubens Ricupero served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development from September 1995 to September 2004.


  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 15, 1997
    Google LLC

    Registering The Domain Name For Google

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 15, 1997

    The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997.


  • Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 15, 2001
    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Attacks on Religious Buildings

    Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 15, 2001

    There were reports of attacks on mosques and other religious buildings (including the firebombing of a Hindu temple), and assaults on people, including one murder: Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh mistaken for a Muslim, was fatally shot on September 15, 2001, in Mesa, Arizona.


  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 15, 2008
    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Lehman Brothers went bankrupt after the Federal Reserve declined to guarantee its loans

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 15, 2008

    September 15, 2008: Lehman Brothers went bankrupt after the Federal Reserve declined to guarantee its loans, causing the Dow Jones to drop 504 points, its worst decline in seven years. The same day, Bank of America purchased Merrill Lynch.


  • New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 15, 2008
    New York Stock Exchange

    DJIA loses more than 500 points

    New York, U.S.
    Monday Sep 15, 2008

    In 2008, the DJIA loses more than 500 points on September 15 amid fears of bank failures, resulting in a permanent prohibition of naked short selling and a three-week temporary ban on all short-selling of financial stocks; in spite of this, record volatility continues for the next two months, culminating at 5+1⁄2-year market lows.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Sep 15, 2012
    Warren Buffett

    Treatment Cycle

    U.S.
    Saturday Sep 15, 2012

    On September 15, 2012, Buffett announced that he had completed the full 44-day radiation treatment cycle.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Monday Sep 15, 2014
    Microsoft

    Microsoft acquired Mojang

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Monday Sep 15, 2014

    On September 15, 2014, Microsoft acquired the video game development company Mojang, best known for Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Friday Sep 15, 2017
    Hong Kong independence

    Ten university heads in Hong Kongcondemned the "recent abuses" of the freedom of expression in a joint statement

    Hong Kong, China
    Friday Sep 15, 2017

    On 15 September, ten university heads in Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Lingnan University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Open University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong, condemned the "recent abuses" of the freedom of expression in a joint statement, adding that all the universities do not support Hong Kong independence as it contravenes the Basic Law.


  • California, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 15, 2019
    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Second hat-trick in MLS

    California, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 15, 2019

    Ibrahimović scored a second hat-trick of the season on 15 September, in a 7–2 win against Sporting Kansas City.


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