ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY | SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

We love to research interesting facts so much, we have created the “On This Day In History” regular posts on our blog.  You’d be amazed at what has happened or is happening today.

History In the Making

1620

William Bradford and approximately 130 passengers and crews set sail from Plymouth, England on the way to the New World.

1789

The United States “Department of Foreign Affairs”, established by law in July, is renamed the Department of State and given a variety of domestic duties.

1945

A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at Naval Air Station Richmond.

1947

RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.

Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan that kills 1,077.

1948

The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h)

1958

A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 48.

1961

Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.

1966

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

1971

The first Greenpeace ship set sail to protest against nuclear testing.

1972

A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö Bulltofta Airport.

1974

In Phan Rang, Vietnam, 75 people were killed when an Air Vietnam flight crashed. The plane had been hijacked and two grenades had been detonated in the passenger compartment after the pilot had refused to fly to Hanoi, North Vietnam.

1980

In Medina, Saudi Arabia, 89 people died when a Royal Saudi Air Force flight crashed into the desert after a report of an in-flight fire.

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.

1993

The FBI announced a new national campaign concerning the crime of carjacking.

1993

Katherine Ann Power surrendered to authorities to face charges in a 1970 bank robbery in which Walter Schroeder Sr. of the Boston Police was killed. She had been in hiding for 23 years.

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