This Day in History – September 15

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This Day in History-September 15

Did you know that every year September 15 is celebrated as Engineer’s Day to mark the birthday of Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya? September 15 is not just about this one event but multiple important events that have taken place in the course of history. To know more about the important events of 15th September, read through the blog. 

What Happened in India on September 15?

  • 1948- Arrival of INS Delhi at Mumbai port.
    INS Delhi, India’s first flagship arrived at the Mumbai Port on 15th September 1948.
ins delhi
Source : Times of India
  • 1953- S Vijaylakshmi Pandit elected as First Lady President of UNGA
    During the 8th session of the United Nations Organizations General Assembly, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit was elected as the first lady President.
  • 1959- Doordarshan Launched
    India’s Public Service broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) was launched in New Delhi.

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on September 15

  • 1820 – Constitutionalist Revolution 
    On September 15, 1820, the Constitutionalist Revolution took place in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1862 – American Civil War
    The Harpers Ferry, Virginia was captured by the Confederate Forces.
  • 1918 – World War I
    The allied troops entered the Bulgarian defenses through the Macedonian front.
  • 1935 – German Jews denied Citizenship
    On September 15, the Nuremberg Laws denied the German Jews of citizenship.
Source : The History
  • 1935 – New Flag adopted by Nazi Germany
    Nazi Germany adopted a new national flag with the Swastika.
  • 1945- Hurricane in Florida and Bahamas
    Florida and the Bahamas were hit by a hurricane on September 15, 1945 that destroyed 366 airplanes.
  • 1947 – Typhoon Kathleen in the Kanto Region
    The Kanto Region in Japan was hit by typhoon Kathleen that killed 1,077 inhabitants.
  • 1974 – Air Vietnam Flight Hijacked
    The Air Vietnam Flight 706 was hijacked on September 15,1974, and crashed while attempting to land with 75 passengers on board.
  • 2017 – Parsons Green Bombing
    On September 15, 2017, the Parsons Green Bombing took place in London

Famous Birthdays

  • 1890 – Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie was an English writer globally known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections.
agatha christie
Credits : Goodreads
  • 1984 – Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
    He is a member of the British royal family and the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana
Prince Harry
Source : TheMirror
  • 1977 – Tom Hardy
    Tom Hardy is a renowned English actor, producer and former model.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history – September 15. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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