SEPTEMBER 15 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1254 – Marco Polo the Italian explorer was born on the 15th September 1254 (died 1324).

1533 – Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland was born on the 15th September 1533 (died 1572).

1890 – Agatha Christie the English author was born on the 15th September 1890 (died 1976).

1892 – Silpa Bhirasri the Italian sculptor was born on the 15th September 1892 (died 1962).

1915 – Albert Whitlock the English painter was born on the 15th September 1915 (died 1999).

1923 – Anton Heiller the Austrian organist, composer, and conductor was born on the 15th September 1923 (died 1979).

1924 – Lucebert the Dutch poet and painter was born on the 15th September 1924 (died 1994).

1931 – Brian Henderson the Australian journalist was born on the 15th September 1931.

1934 – Tomie dePaola the American author and illustrator was born on the 15th September 1934.

1934 – Fred Nile the Australian politician was born on the 15th September 1934.

1935 – Nazi Germany adopted a new national flag with the swastika on the 15th September 1935.

1946 – Oliver Stone the American director, screenwriter, and producer was born on the 15th September 1946.

1952 – Paula Duncan the Australian actress was born on the 15th September 1952.

1955 – Renzo Rosso the Italian fashion designer, businessman and co-founder of Diesel Clothing was born on the 15th September 1955.

1968 – The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship was launched on the 15th September 1968, becoming the 1st spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth‘s atmosphere.

1977 – Sophie Dahl the English model and author was born on the 15th September 1977.

1981 – The John Bull became the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world on the 15th September 1981, when the Smithsonian Institution operated it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.

1981 – Vanuatu became a member of the United Nations on the 15th September 1981.

1993 – Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbanded Parliament on the 15th September 1993.

2008 – Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on the 15th September 2008, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

Today in History for September 15th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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