spotlight Highlights from history: Sept. 15 Sep 15, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1935: Nuremberg Laws In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1940: Battle Of Britain In 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses upon the Luftwaffe. Eddie Worth 1950: Incheon In 1950, during the Korean conflict, United Nations forces landed at Incheon in the south and began their drive toward Seoul (sohl). Noel 1959: Nikita Khrushchev In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev became the first Soviet head of state to visit the United States as he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. Harry Harris 1963: Birmingham Church Bombing On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were eventually convicted for their roles in the blast.) AP 1972: Watergate grand jury In 1972, a federal grand jury in Washington indicted seven men in connection with the Watergate break-in. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1981: Sandra Day O'Connor In 1981, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to approve the Supreme Court nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor. RON EDMONDS 1985: Nike Air Jordan In 1985, Nike began selling its "Air Jordan 1" sneaker. Don Ryan 2001: George W. Bush In 2001, President George W. Bush ordered U.S. troops to get ready for war and braced Americans for a long, difficult assault against terrorists to avenge the Sept. 11 attack. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE 2001: Kabul In 2001, beleaguered Afghans streamed out of Kabul, fearing a U.S. military strike against Taliban rulers harboring Osama bin Laden. AMIR SHAH 2008: Wall Street In 2008, on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 504.48, or 4.42 percent, to 10,917.51 while oil closed below $100 a barrel for the first time in six months amid upheaval in the financial industry as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection and Merrill Lynch & Co. was sold to Bank of America. DAVID KARP 2009: Ben Bernanke Ten years ago: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the worst recession since the 1930s was "very likely over," although he cautioned that pain — especially for nearly 15 million unemployed Americans — would persist. Haraz N. Ghanbari 2009: Muntadhar al-Zeidi Ten years ago: An unrepentant Muntadhar al-Zeidi (MOON'-tuh-dahr ahl-zay-EE'-dee), the Iraqi reporter who'd thrown his shoes at President George W. Bush in December 2008, was freed from prison. Karim Kadim 2014: France Islamic State Five years ago: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Paris for an international meeting of diplomats, said he wouldn't shut the door on the possibility of working with Iran against a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but that the two nations would not coordinate on military action. Brendan Smialowski 2014: Hurricane Odile Five years ago: Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big-box stores. Victor R. Caivano 2014: Medal of Honor Five years ago:Two Vietnam War soldiers received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony, nearly 50 years after they'd thrown themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. (Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins survived his injuries; Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat did not.) Carolyn Kaster 2018: Border Agent Arrested One year ago: A U.S. Border patrol supervisor, Juan David Ortiz, was arrested in Laredo, Texas, in the deaths of four women and an assault on a fifth woman who managed to escape. Susan Montoya Bryan 2018: Cape Cod Shark Attack One year ago: A 26-year-old Massachusetts man, Arthur Medici, was bitten by a shark in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. Susan Haigh 2018: Hurricane Florence One year ago: Emergency workers in North Carolina went door-to-door, urging people to flee the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence; the storm had come to a virtual standstill over land while dumping heavy rain, raising fears of disastrous flooding. 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