A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 15th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On September 15, 1948, a North American F-86 Sabre flew at a world record 671 miles per hour.
On September 15, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson, in a now all too familiar response to a mass shooting incident at the University of Texas, called on Congress to enact “Gun Control” legislation that would have absolutely nothing to do with preventing such incidents.
On September 15, 1966, in a reaction to the “Texas Sniper” mass shooting at the University of Texas on August 1, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson addressed Congress and asked for the passage of what became the Gun Control Act of 1968, a legislative measure that in no way, shape, or form, could have prevented the Texas Sniper incident, and for that matter, probably any other illegal shooting.
On September 15, 1978, the self-proclaimed “Greatest” boxer, Muhammad Ali, won a decision on points against former US Marine, Leon Spinks, winning back the heavyweight boxing championship he had held twice before.
On September 15, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the first female Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America (U.S.).
On September 15, 2021, we took a ride through the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to enjoy the annual Asian Lantern Festival.
Biographical drama fans had their chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Eyes of Tammy Faye on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View & XD in Valley View, Ohio!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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