TODAY IN HISTORY
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).