TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Maui News - - OPINION - The As­so­ci­ated Press

To­day is Fri­day, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2017. There are 107 days left in the year. To­day’s High­light in His­tory:

On Sept. 15, 1940, dur­ing the World War II Bat­tle of Bri­tain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force in­flicted heavy losses upon the Luft­waffe.

On this date:

In 1935, the Nurem­berg Laws de­prived Ger­man Jews of their cit­i­zen­ship.

In 1942, dur­ing World War II, the air­craft car­rier USS Wasp was tor­pe­doed by a Ja­panese sub­ma­rine. The U.S. Navy ended up sink­ing the badly dam­aged ves­sel.

In 1950, dur­ing the Korean con­flict, United Na­tions forces landed at In­cheon and be­gan driv­ing to­ward Seoul.

In 1972, a fed­eral grand jury in Wash­ing­ton in­dicted seven men in con­nec­tion with the Water­gate break-in.

In 2000, the 2000 Sum­mer Olympics opened in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia.

To­day’s Birth­days: Co­me­dian Norm Crosby is 90. Base­ball Hall of Famer Gay­lord Perry is 79. Opera singer Jessye Nor­man is 72. Ac­tor Tommy Lee Jones is 71. Movie di­rec­tor Oliver Stone is 71. Foot­ball Hall of Famer Dan Marino is 56. Ac­tor Tom Hardy is 40. Bri­tain’s Prince Harry is 33.

Thought for To­day: “The lack of a sense of his­tory is the damna­tion of the mod­ern world.” — Robert Penn War­ren, Amer­i­can poet (born 1905, died this date in 1989).

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