October 15th in history

October 15th in history

2005 Qinghai-Tibet Railway is completed in China
2003 China sends Yang Liwei into orbit, the third country to have successfully sent a person into space
1997 Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (763.035 mph)
1997 Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 2 in ALCS
1997 Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud
1997 New York jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988
1997 U.S. launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
1995 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
1995 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating New York Jets 26-15
1994 Botswana President Ketumile Masires BDP wins parliamentary election
1994 President Jean-Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti
1993 Amstel brewery on Curaeao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle
1993 Guardian Angel Lisa Evers Sliwa files for divorce from Curtis Sliwa
1993 Nelson Mandela and South Africa President F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1992 Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia
1992 Howard Stern radio show begins broadcasting on WLUP-AM, Chicago, Illinois
1992 New York City Subway motorman Robert Ray convicted of manslaughter in death of 5 riders, when he fell asleep drunk while in control of train
1991 Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice
1990 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
1989 Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd
1989 South Africa President FW de Klerk frees Sisulu and 4 other political prisoners
1989 South african ANC-founder/leader Walter Sisulu freed
1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer
1988 Amnesty International's Global Concert Tour ends in Buenos Aires
1988 NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
1988 With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run home run to gives Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
1987 "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 4 performances
1987 6th Belgium government of Martens falls
1987 Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
1987 Lanford Wilson's "Burn This," premieres in New York City
1987 NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike
1986 Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 and win NL pennant
1985 Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani
1985 Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit
1985 Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds
1984 Central Intelligence Agency's Information Act passes
1984 Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud
1983 Black Hawks and Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
1983 Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games
1983 U.S. Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport
1981 New York Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A's
1980 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein
1979 1st Monday night game from New York City, Jets beat Vikings 14-7 (Shea Stad)
1979 Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
1979 Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees
1979 New York Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier
1978 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal
1977 Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life," goes #1 and stays #1 for 10 weeks
1977 Don Ritchie runs world record 100 mile (11:30:51)
1976 1st debate of major-ticket Vice President nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)
1976 Ringo releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
1975 Iceland moves International boundary from 50 to 200 miles
1974 National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing
1974 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing Los Angeles Kings to 1-1 tie
1973 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
1973 Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
1972 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
1972 Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat New York Knicks 109-101
1970 Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt
1970 Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
1970 Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
1970 Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey
1969 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
1969 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs. North Stars)
1969 New York Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st and 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
1969 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
1969 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
1968 AL expansion draft, Kansas City pick Roger Nelson and Pilots pick Don Mincher 1st
1966 Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself," as "terribly obscene"
1966 Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)
1965 Dodgers and Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
1965 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph
1964 Kosygin and Brezhnev replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev
1964 St. Louis Cardinals beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
1964 New York Yankees appears in 14 and win 9 of last 16 World Series
1963 Ludwig Erhard follows Conrad Adenauer as West German Chancellor
1962 Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
1962 WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 "Laughs and Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 8 performances
1959 "Untouchables" premieres
1959 KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for San Francisco Seals-franchises only, not the players
1956 Pyotr Bolotnikov runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1956 William J Brennan, Jr. appointed to Supreme Court
1956 Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1954 Hurricane Hazel strikes U.S. and Canada, 348 die
1954 KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 John Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon," premieres in New York City
1953 KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (IND) begins
1952 Arthur Laurent's "Time of the Cuckoo," premieres in New York City
1951 "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV
1951 Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
1949 Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government
1949 Billy Graham begins his ministry
1949 Tripura accedes to Indian union
1948 China's Red army occupies Chinchov
1946 Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
1946 St. Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
1946 Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
1945 Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)
1942 German 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 German's die
1941 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe
1941 Japan Tojo regime forms
1941 Jews caught outside Polish Ghetto walls could be put to death
1940 Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed
1940 London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans
1939 LaGuardia Airport opens in New York City
1939 Yeshiva of Mir closes after 124 years
1938 Robert Sherwoods "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," premieres in New York City
1937 Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have and Have Not" published
1937 Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yankees release Tony Lazzeri
1935 NHL's St. Louis Eagles fold
1933 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to New York Giants 56-0
1928 German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin" lands in Lakehurst, NJ
1928 Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators
1926 Austria government of Seipel, forms
1926 Philip Barry's "White Wings!," premieres in New York City
1925 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
1925 Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premiers in The Hague
1924 President Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
1923 New York Yankees 1st World Series win beating New York Giants, 4 games to 2
1919 14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money
1918 British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6
1917 Chicago White Sox beat New York Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
1914 ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) founded
1914 Battle of Warsaw, begins (ends Oct 21)
1914 Clayton Anti-trust Act passed (union and strike rights)
1913 Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week"
1912 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
1905 Claude Debussy's "La Mer," premieres
1905 Union workers at NVV rejects safety demands
1899 Cincinnati closes season with 16-1 and 19-3 victories over Cleveland Spiders
1897 Aaron/Samuel Bloch carry 1st Mail Pouch
1897 King Leopold II takes Belgian crown
1894 Captain Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage
1890 Alabama Penny Savings Bank organizes in Birmingham
1889 Amsterdam Central Station officially opens
1885 Hoss Radbourne pitches his 60th win of season
1883 Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional
1881 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published
1880 Koln cathedral completed, 633 years after it begun
1878 Edison Electric Light Company incorporated
1877 45th Congress (1877-79) convenes
1874 Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force
1866 Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses
1864 Confederate troops occupy Glasgow, Missouri
1863 Cliff House opens in San Francisco (1st of many on site)
1860 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard
1846 Dr. William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether
1842 Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung
1827 Charles Darwin reaches Christ's Counsel, Cambridge
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St. Helena
1789 1st presidental tour - George Washington in New England
1786 Earliest 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) recorded temp in New York City
1783 Jean Pilatre de Rozier makes captive-balloon ascent
1777 Major James Graves Simcoe appointed commandant of Queen's Rangers
1756 Saxon army surrenders to Prussia
1724 Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church
1705 English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
1660 Asser Levy granted butchers license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam
1655 Jews of Lublin are massacred
1654 Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel
1641 Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
1598 Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine
1582 Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days
1581 Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris
1522 Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico
1520 King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
1501 English crown prince Arthur marries Catharina of Aragon

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