Nuremburg Laws In Effect, Oliver Stone Born, Henry Louis Gates Born

September 15: On This Progressive Day
Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship (1935)

Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the U.S. (1959)

The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players union and cessation of NHL operations (2004)

Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history (2008)

President B. Hussein Obama entertains the AFL-CIO with a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2009)

b: Viktor Zubkov (1941), Oliver Stone (1946), Henry Louis Gates (1950); d: Willy Messerschmitt (1978)

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