September 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1616 - The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
- 1789 - The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the "Department of Foreign Affairs").
- 1948 - The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h).
- 1981 - The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- 1981 - The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
- Famous Birthdays: Jean Sylvain Bailly (French astronomer and orator), William Howard Taft (27th President of the United States and 10th Chief Justice of the United States), Ettore Bugatti (Italian automobile engineer and designer), Dan Marino (American football player), Prince Harry of Wales (English royalty)
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