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Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra visits Cambodia in an effort to improve relations after the border clashes near the Preah Vihear Temple earlier this year which led to the deaths of twenty people. //www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-15/yingluck-visits-cambodia-as-thailand-seeks-to-mend-links-hurt-by-clashes.html (Bloomberg)

Monday, September 15, 2008

12 tourists are killed and 37 injured when a coach collides with a delivery truck outside of Ras Sidr in Egypt. Reports suggest 7 of the 12 dead are foreign nationals //news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Tourists-Dead-As-Coach-and-Truck-Crash-In-Egypt/Article/200809315099513?lpos=World%2BNews_4lid=ARTICLE_15099513_Tourists%2BDead%2BAs%2BCoach%2Band%2BTruck%2BCrash%2BIn%2BEgypt (Sky News)
A power-sharing agreement between Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is officially signed, making Tsvangirai Prime Minister of Zimbabwe and chair of cabinet meetings. Mugabe maintains his position as president and remains in control of the country's army. //www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/zimbabwe/2961901/Zimbabwe-leaders-Robert-Mugabe-and-Morgan-Tsvangirai-sign-power-sharing-deal.html ("The Telegraph")
Nigerian Oil Crisis: Nigeria's main rebel group claim to have destroyed an oil installation owned by Shell in the Rivers State region in the south of the Country. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7616165.stm (BBC News)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A bus crash in the western Mexican state of Nayarit kills at least 18 and injures 13. Many of the passengers were from a flight from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, to Guadalajara, Jalisco, that was forced to divert to Puerto Vallarta. //canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hl1LnPeL3ESjeYZ6B3OHpj2fZlbA (Canadian Press)

Friday, September 15, 2006

Yemen foils two attempts by four suicide bombers to attack two oil refineries, Al Jazeera reports. //english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DCA65A4C-E8E9-4CA6-889B-699CDFFEFDA8.htm (Al Jazeera),//www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L15545032.htm (Reuters)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Australia: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation rushed to air its interview with former Labor Party Opposition leader Mark Latham after fending off legal challenges from News Corporation, publishers of "The Australian" and the "Herald Sun". //www.theage.com.au/news/national/legal-battle-to-ban-latham-show-fails/2005/09/15/1126750082275.html (The Age) //www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200509/s1461400.htm (ABC News).

Monday, September 15, 2003

Chechen suicide attacks: A powerful truck bomb explodes near the branch office of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in Magas, the capital of Ingushetia, which borders separatist Chechnya. Reports say three people were killed and more than 20 injured.
The ELN kidnaps 8 foreign tourists in the Ciudad Perdida in Colombia they demand a human rights investigation and release the last hostages 3 months later.

Sunday, September 15, 2002

The Swedish parliamentary election, 2002 leaves Prime Minister Göran Persson and the Social Democrats in power.

Saturday, September 15, 2001

The Queen Isabella Causeway in Texas collapses after being hit by a tugboat, killing 8.

Friday, September 15, 2000

Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 15,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
The Greek ferry "Express Samina" sinks off the coast of the island of Paros 80 out of a total of over 500 passengers perish in one of Greece's worst sea disasters.
Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze is last seen alive this day is taken as the commemoration date of his death.
The 2000 Summer Olympics are opened in Sydney, Australia.
Peru's president Alberto Fujimori calls for new elections in which he will not run.

Monday, September 15, 1997

Wednesday, September 15, 1993

September 21 ndash Hurricane Gert (1993) crosses from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through Central America and Mexico.
Giuseppe 'Pino' Puglisi, an Italian priest in the Palermo neighborhood of Brancaccio, was assassinated in front of his church on his 56th birthday in retaliation for his anti-Mafia activism. One of the hitmen later confessed that Fr. Puglisi's last words as his killers approached were: I've been expecting you.

Sunday, September 15, 1991

In the Swedish general election, the Social Democrats suffer their worst election results in 60 years, leading to the resignation of Prime MinisterIngvar Carlsson.

Tuesday, September 15, 1981

The "John Bull" becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, DC.

Monday, September 15, 1975

The French department of Corse, comprising the entire island of Corsica, is divided into two departments: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.

Saturday, September 15, 1973

Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden dies. His grandson, Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes king.

Tuesday, September 15, 1970

King Hussein of Jordan forms a military government with Muhammad Daoud as the prime minister.
Tunku Abdul Rahman resigns as prime minister of Malaysia, and is succeeded by his deputy Tun Abdul Razak.
Palestinian armored forces reinforce Palestinian guerillas in Irbidi, Jordan.
"Monday Night Football" debuts on ABC the Cleveland Browns defeat the New York Jets 31-21 in front of more than 85,000 fans at Cleveland Stadium.
Black Sabbath releases its second album, "Paranoid"
Jimi Hendrix dies in London of drug related complications.
Syrian armored forces cross the Jordanian border.
"Luna 16" lands on the Moon and lifts off the next day with sles. It lands on Earth September 24.

Wednesday, September 15, 1965

"Mary Poppins" comes out in theaters in France.
In Iraq, Prime Minister Arif Abd ar-Razzaq's attempted coup fails.
China protests against Indian provocations in its border region.

Sunday, September 15, 1963

In Fort-Lamy, Chad, demonstrations are quelled with 300 dead.
Malaysia is formed through the merging of the Federation of Malaya and the British crown colony of Singapore, North Borneo (renamed Sabah) and Sarawak.

Thursday, September 15, 1955

Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel "Lolita" is published in Paris by Olympia Press.

Wednesday, September 15, 1954

Black Wednesday in air travel

Friday, September 15, 1950

Korean War ndash Battle of Inchon: Allied troops commanded by Douglas MacArthur land in Inchon, occupied by North Korea, to begin a U.N. counteroffensive.

Friday, September 15, 1944

WWII: The Battle of Peleliu begins.

Tuesday, September 15, 1942

Monday, September 15, 1941

The Estonian Self-Administration, headed by Hjalmar Mäe, is appointed by the German military administration.

Friday, September 15, 1939

WWII: Diverse elements of the German Wehrmacht surround Warsaw and demand its surrender. The Poles refuse and the siege begins in earnest.

Thursday, September 15, 1938

Neville Chamberlain arrives in Berchtesgaden to begin negotiations with Hitler over the Sudetenland.

Sunday, September 15, 1935

The Nuremberg Laws go into effect in Germany.

Tuesday, September 15, 1931

Invergordon Mutiny: Strikes are called in the Royal Navy due to decreased salaries.

Saturday, September 15, 1928

Tich Freeman sets an all-time record for the number of wickets taken in an English cricket season.

Tuesday, September 15, 1903

Tuesday, September 15, 1896

The Crash at Crush train wreck stunt is held in Texas.

Thursday, September 15, 1892

Sergei Witte replaces Ivan Vyshnegradsky as Russian finance minister.

Wednesday, September 15, 1886

The first day of school begins in the newly founded Alhambra School District.

Tuesday, September 15, 1885

A train wreck of the P.T. Barnum Circus kills giant elephant Jumbo.

Monday, September 15, 1884

Medicine: The invention of local anaesthesia by Karl Koller was made public at a medical congress in Heidelberg, Germany
October ndash International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C. fixes the Greenwich meridian as the world's prime meridian.

Monday, September 15, 1873

Sunday, September 15, 1867

"The Dynamikos Sheta-Maat Spellbook: A book of the powerful hidden truth", a Grimoire by Ciara Sullivan, is published to widespread displeasure.

Monday, September 15, 1851

Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 15, 1830

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway opens, the world's first intercity passenger railway operated solely by steam locomotives.

Saturday, September 15, 1821

Friday, September 15, 1820

Revolution breaks out in Lisbon against John VI of Portugal.

Tuesday, September 15, 1789

Sunday, September 15, 1776

American Revolution: British land on Manhattan at Kip's Bay.

Sunday, September 15, 1771

17 ndash Plague Riot in Moscow resulting from an outbreak of bubonic plague which kills 57,000.

Wednesday, September 15, 1762

Battle of Signal Hill: British troops defeat the French.

Thursday, September 15, 1644

Pope Innocent X succeeds Pope Urban VIII as the 236th pope.
November ndash Battle of Jüterbog: Sweden's forces defeat those of the Holy Roman Empire.

Monday, September 15, 1625

After several skirmishes in the preceding days, troops under the Marquis of Toiras successfully recapture the island of Ré, forcing the Duke of Soubise to flee to England and ending the second Huguenot rebellion.

Thursday, September 15, 1616

October/November - Ben Jonson's satirical five-act comedy "The Devil Is an Ass" is produced at Blackfriars Theatre by the King's Men. The play pokes fun at credence in witchcraft and Middlesex juries. It is published in 1631.
John Donne is appointed as Reader in Divinity at his old inn of court, Lincoln's Inn.
The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
October/November - Ben Jonson's satirical five-act comedy "The Devil Is an Ass" is produced at Blackfriars Theatre by the King's Men. The play pokes fun at credence in witchcraft and Middlesex juries. It is published in 1631.
King James's School in Knaresborough is founded by Dr. Robert Chaloner and the charter is signed by King James I of England.

Saturday, September 15, 1590

The Neulengbach earthquake causes significant damage and some loss of life in Lower Austria and Vienna the effects are felt as far as Bohemia and Silesia.
Urban VII succeeds Sixtus V as the 228th pope he dies of malaria twelve days later.

Tuesday, September 5, 1514 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, September 6, 1485 (Julianian calendar)

Peter Arbues is assaulted while praying in the cathedral at Zaragoza, Spain he dies on September 17. He had been appointed Inquisitor of Aragon by the Inquisitor General, Tomás de Torquemada, in the caign against heresy and crypto-Judaism.

Tuesday, September 6, 1463 (Julianian calendar)

Corpus Hermeticum is translated into Latin language by Marsilio Ficino.
Muhammad Rimfa starts to rule in Kano.
Battle of Zatoka Świeża: The navy of the Prussian Confederation defeats the Teutonic fleet.
Bosnia and Herzegovina falls under Turkish power.

Monday, September 10, 994 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of the Orontes: Fatimid victory over a Byzantine army led by Michael Bourtzes

Tuesday, September 12, 668 (Julianian calendar)

Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.
Constantine IV, son of Constans II, becomes Byzantine Emperor, succeeding Constans II. He organizes an expedition to kill the usurper Mezezius.
The Emperor of Japan hunts on the Moor of Ōmi-Gamōno. The letters exchanged between Prince Ōama and Princess Nukata are recorded in Man'yōshū.
Mezezius is proclaimed Emperor by the army in Syracuse in the absence of the sons of Constans II.
The ancient Korean kingdom of Goguryeo, in southern Manchuria and northern Korea, is overthrown by the alliance of Tang China and Silla. Unified Silla period starts.
Theodore of Tarsus is made archbishop of Canterbury.
Arab forces conquer the Garamantes.
Source: Wikipedia