Today in history
Today is Friday, September 15, the 258th day of 2017 and the 88th day of summer.
On this date in the SCV:
In 1932, The Signal reported that Newhall School opened with an enrollment of 186 in the grades and 19 in the kindergarten. The grade enrollment increased to 190 on the morning of the first day. Four of the number enrolled in the grades were from Pico Canyon, the attendance for which reverted to Felton, since this district had contracted with Newhall District to send their children here the prior year. The year’s enrollment was slightly less opening day enrollment than the previous year.
Today’s Highlights in History:
In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws were enacted in Germany, depriving German Jews of their citizenship and imposing the swastika as a national symbol.
In 1963, a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls.
In 2001, President George W. Bush named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks and pledged a sustained fight against terrorism.
In 2008, the global financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy.
Today’s fact: No president has sported facial hair since Howard Taft left office in 1913.
Today’s sports: In 2004, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision to lock out players over contract disputes. The season was eventually canceled.
Today’s number: 2 – top speed (in miles per hour) of the Mark I, the first tank used in battle, deployed for first time by the British during the Battle of the Somme on this day in 1916.
Today’s moon: Between last quarter moon (Sept. 12) and new moon (Sept. 19).