To­day in his­tory

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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).

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