What Happened On This Day – September 15
2008 Lehman Brothers file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection. This was the largest bankruptcy in US history.
1981 John Bull becomes the oldest operable locomotive
The steam locomotive manufactured by the British and operated in New Jersey, US became the world's oldest and still operable locomotive when the Smithsonian operated it on this day. It was first put to use on September 15, 1831.
1963 A Ku Klux Klan bomb kills 4 young African-American girls
4 members of the white supremacy group, set off a timed bomb at the 16th Street Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in Birmingham, Alabama. The bombings marked a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement in America.
1935 Nuremberg laws instituted by the Nazi party are put into force
The laws revoked citizenship for Jews, forbade them from having relationships with people of non-Jewish origin and made the swastika the official symbol of Germany.
1894 Battle of Pyongyang ends with decisive Japanese victory
The battle was a major land battle took place between the forces of Meiji Japan and Qing China during the First Sino-Japanese War.
Births On This Day,
1955 Renzo Rosso
Italian fashion designer, businessman, co-founded Diesel Clothing
1954 Hrant Dink
1946 Oliver Stone
American director, screenwriter, producer
1890 Agatha Christie
1254 Marco Polo
Deaths On This Day,
2007 Colin McRae
Scottish race car driver
1980 Bill Evans
American pianist, composer
1938 Thomas Wolfe
1859 Isambard Kingdom Brunel
English engineer, designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge
1842 Francisco Morazán
Guatemalan lawyer, politician