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Sunday, September 15th 2019

Today is the 258th day of 2019.  There are 107 days left in this year.

What Happened On This Day In History?

1776 British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
1789 The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State.
1821 Independence was proclaimed for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
1917 Russia was proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky, the head of a provisional government.
1935 The Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship and made the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany. Below is one page of the laws, signed by Adolf Hitler.
1940 The Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses on the Luftwaffe as the tide turned in the Battle of Britain during World War II.
1949 ''The Lone Ranger'' premiered on ABC television with Clayton Moore as the masked hero and Jay Silverheels as Tonto.
1950 During the Korean War, United Nations forces landed at Inchon in the south and began their drive toward Seoul.
1963 Four children were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama.
1982 Iran's former foreign minister, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, was executed after he was convicted of plotting against the government.
1999 Gunman Larry Ashbrook opened fire in a Fort Worth, Texas, Baptist church, killing seven people and himself.

Born on this day

1857 William Howard Taft - who served as president of the United States and as chief justice - was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Died on this day

1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States, died in Stratton, Vt., at age 84.
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