This day in history - September 15

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This day in history - September 15.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, September 15, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on September 15 were associated with events relating to the Arrest of the Gilles de Rais, Debut Battle for Arthur Wellesley, Arrival of Napoleon at the Kremlin, John Bull Coming Into Operation, Arrival of Darwin at the Galapagos Islands, Foundation of Saint Joseph's University , First Use of Tanks in Battle, Introduction of the Nuremberg Laws, Sinking of USS Wasp and Breaking of the World Aircraft Speed Record. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Gilles de Rais, Arthur Wellesley, Napoleon Bonaparte, Isaac Dripps, Charles Darwin and Robert Fitzroy, Rev. Felix-Joseph Barbelin, S.J., William Tritton and Walter Gordon Wilson, Adolph Hitler, Forrest P. Sherman and Richard L. Johnson.

Arrest of the Gilles de Rais - September 15, 1440: On this day in history, September 15, 1440, important events took place today in Machecoul, France, in respect of the Arrest of the Gilles de Rais. An investigation, by the Bishop of Nantes, into the kidnapping of a cleric uncovered evidence of the serial abuse and murder of children by Gilles de Rais, aided by his bodyservants Poitou and Henriet. It is estimated that there were between 100 and 200 hundred victims, varying in age between 6 and 18, and both male and female. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1440 were Gilles de Rais. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: Arrest of the Gilles de Rais *** Date: September 15, 1440 *** Place: Machecoul, France *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 15th Century *** This day in history ***

Debut Battle for Arthur Wellesley - September 15, 1794: On this day in history, September 15, 1794, crucial events took place today in The Netherlands, relating to the Debut Battle for Arthur Wellesley. As a Lieutenant Colonel, Arthur Wellesley saw his first action at the Battle of Boxtel in the Netherlands. He would later become the Duke of Wellington and defeat Napoleon at Waterloo. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1794 were Arthur Wellesley. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: Debut Battle for Arthur Wellesley *** Date: September 15, 1794 *** Place: The Netherlands *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Arrival of Napoleon at the Kremlin - September 15, 1812: On this day in history, September 15, 1812, critical events took place today in Moscow, Russia, regarding the Arrival of Napoleon at the Kremlin. During the invasion of Russia, the Russian army and many civilians abandoned Moscow. Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Moscow and entered the Kremlin on September 15, 1812. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1812 were Napoleon Bonaparte. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: Arrival of Napoleon at the Kremlin *** Date: September 15, 1812 *** Place: Moscow, Russia *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

John Bull Coming Into Operation - September 15, 1831: On this day in history, September 15, 1831, momentous events took place today in New Jersey, USA, with regard to the John Bull Coming Into Operation. John Bull is a steam locomotive built in Britain by Robert Stephenson and Company. It was purchased by the Camden and Amboy Railroad to run on New Jersey's first railroad. The locomotive was dismantled for shipping to the USA where it was reassembled by Isaac Dripps, a Camden and Amboy Railroad Engineer. It's first run was on September 15, 1831. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1831 were Isaac Dripps. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: John Bull Coming Into Operation *** Date: September 15, 1831 *** Place: New Jersey, USA *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Arrival of Darwin at the Galapagos Islands - September 15, 1835: On this day in history, September 15, 1835, momentous events took place today in Galapagos Islands, Pacific Ocean, with regard to the Arrival of Darwin at the Galapagos Islands. Charles Darwin joined HMS Beagle, commanded by Captain Robert Fitzroy, as a naturalist. The ship arrived at the Galapagos Islands on September 15, 1835, during it's almost 5 year expedition. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1835 were Charles Darwin and Robert Fitzroy. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: Arrival of Darwin at the Galapagos Islands *** Date: September 15, 1835 *** Place: Galapagos Islands, Pacific Ocean *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of Saint Joseph's University - September 15, 1851: On this day in history, September 15, 1851, important events took place today in Philadelphia, USA, surrounding the Foundation of Saint Joseph's University . Saint Joseph's College was founded on September 15, 1851, by the Society of Jesus, and the first president was Rev. Felix-Joseph Barbelin, S.J. It is now a Roman Catholic Jesuit Coeducational University. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1851 were Rev. Felix-Joseph Barbelin, S.J.. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: Foundation of Saint Joseph's University *** Date: September 15, 1851 *** Place: Philadelphia, USA *** Category: Education *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Use of Tanks in Battle - September 15, 1916: On this day in history, September 15, 1916, important events took place today in Flers and Courcelette, France, surrounding the First Use of Tanks in Battle. The first use of the British Mark I Tanks, principally designed by Sir William Tritton and Major Walter Gordon Wilson, occurred during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. This battle was part of the Battle of the Somme in World War I . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1916 were William Tritton and Walter Gordon Wilson. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: First Use of Tanks in Battle *** Date: September 15, 1916 *** Place: Flers and Courcelette, France *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Introduction of the Nuremberg Laws - September 15, 1935: On this day in history, September 15, 1935, significant events took place today in Nuremberg, Germany, respecting the Introduction of the Nuremberg Laws. The Nuremberg Laws were antisemitic laws drawn up and adopted by the Nazi Party led by Fuhrer Adolph Hitler. The laws prevented Jews from becoming German citizens and, outlawed marriage, and extra marital intercourse, between Germans and Jews. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1935 were Adolph Hitler. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: Introduction of the Nuremberg Laws *** Date: September 15, 1935 *** Place: Nuremberg, Germany *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Sinking of USS Wasp - September 15, 1942: On this day in history, September 15, 1942, momentous events took place today in Solomon Islands, Pacific Ocean, with regard to the Sinking of USS Wasp. USS Wasp was an aircraft carrier which, on September 15, 1942, was escorting ships carrying reinforcements to Guadacanal. That afternoon, shortly before 15.00, she was hit by a torpedo from a Japanese B1 Type submarine I-19. Despite several fires and explosions on board, she stayed afloat. Captain Forrest P. Sherman ordered her to be abandoned, then USS Lansdowne torpedoed her to aid her sinking. USS Wasp eventually sank at 21.00 that evening. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1942 were Forrest P. Sherman. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: Sinking of USS Wasp *** Date: September 15, 1942 *** Place: Solomon Islands, Pacific Ocean *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Breaking of the World Aircraft Speed Record - September 15, 1948: On this day in history, September 15, 1948, important events took place today in Muroc Dry Lake, California, USA, surrounding the Breaking of the World Aircraft Speed Record. The F-86 Sabre was a record breaking US fighter plane. It broke the world aircraft speed record when it was flown at 671 miles per hour by Richard L. Johnson, USAF, at Muroc Dry Lake. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 15, 1948 were Richard L. Johnson. Facts on this day in History September 15: Events on this day in history: Breaking of the World Aircraft Speed Record *** Date: September 15, 1948 *** Place: Muroc Dry Lake, California, USA *** Category: Flight *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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