Historical Events for 15th September 2021

1777 – George Washington on authorisation of Congress appoints Casimire Pulaski brigadier general in Continental Army cavalry
1914 – First Battle of Aisne finishes, Germans vs. French and British during WWI
1957 – US TV series “Bachelor Father” with John Forsythe premieres
1960 – Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.
1967 – KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1994 – Muslim fundamentalists kidnap and behead 16 citizens in Algeria
2013 – 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan
2013 – Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor
2018 – Archaeologists find the oldest-known brewery and remains of 13,000-year-old beer in Haifa cave, Israel, belonging to nomadic Natufian people
2018 – Swimmer killed by shark at Newcomb Hollow Beach, first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in 80 years

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