Sep 15, 2018
September 15. In 1776, the British occupied New York City. In 1821, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador proclaimed independence. In 1858, the first mail service to the Pacific Coast began. In 1923, Oklahoma was placed under martial law due to terrorist activity by the KKK. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in mold. In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws were enacted, stripping German Jews of their civil rights and making the swastika the official symbol of Germany. In 1955, Betty Robbins became the first woman cantor. In 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed in Birmingham, killing four children. In 1967, LBJ wrote Congress urging gun control legislation after the University of Texas sniper attack. In 1982, Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice. In 1997, google.com was registered. Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie, Jean Renoir, Cannonball Adderly, Jessye Norman, Prince Harry. It's International Day of Democracy. Mission: Resist the destruction of democracy in America by a demagogue and his wusses.