37 fun facts for September, 15

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 15th is known for an array of historical events, celebrations of different types of food, and notable birthdays. Some of the major events include the Galápagos Islands visit by Charles Darwin, Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, and Google's official incorporation. This day also celebrates various types of pasta, cheese, hats, and national and international observance days.
37 Fun facts
  1. September 15th is National Linguine Day in the United States. It celebrates the popular Italian pasta dish that is usually served with a variety of sauces, including clam sauce, marinara, or Alfredo.
  2. In 1835, the HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin onboard, arrived at the Galapagos Islands. This journey led Darwin to develop his groundbreaking theory of evolution and natural selection.
  3. September 15th is National Greenpeace Day in the United States, celebrating the global organization responsible for environmental activism and conservation work.
  4. On September 15, 1901, President William McKinley died due to an assassination attempt. He was the third U.S. president to be assassinated, paving the way for Vice President Theodore Roosevelt to assume the role.
  5. International Dot Day is celebrated on September 15th. Inspired by the children's book "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds, the day encourages people to unleash their creativity and make their mark on the world.
  6. In 1935, the Nuremberg Laws were passed in Germany, which were anti-Semitic laws leading to further discrimination and persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.
  7. September 15th is World Lymphoma Awareness Day, which aims to raise awareness about lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune system.
  8. In 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by white supremacists, leading to the tragic death of four young African-American girls.
  9. National Make a Hat Day is celebrated on September 15th in the United States, encouraging people to get creative and design their own hats.
  10. In 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to win his third heavyweight title.
  11. September 15th is National Felt Hat Day in the United States, which celebrates the classic hat made from felt material, popularized in the 17th century.
  12. In 1883, the University of Texas opened its doors for the first time, offering free tuition to all in-state students.
  13. September 15th is National Online Learning Day in the United States, promoting the advantages and benefits of online education for students of all ages.
  14. In 1968, the first ever broadcast of "60 Minutes" television news program aired on CBS, changing the landscape of investigative journalism.
  15. September 15th is Google.com Day, as Google filed for incorporation as a privately held company in 1997, revolutionizing the internet and how we search for information.
  16. In 1821, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua gained independence from Spain on this day, now celebrated as their Independence Day.
  17. September 15th is National Cheese Toast Day in the United States, where people are encouraged to indulge in the delightful combination of melted cheese on bread.
  18. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic properties of penicillin and began a new era in medicine with the development of antibiotics.
  19. September 15th is National Double Cheeseburger Day in the United States, paying homage to the iconic and beloved American fast-food item.
  20. On September 15, 1949, the popular Western-themed television show "The Lone Ranger" premiered on the ABC network, capturing the hearts of audiences until 1957.
  21. In 2008, the investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, marking the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history and contributing to the global financial crisis.
  22. September 15th is National Neonatal Nurses Day, honoring the specialized nurses who provide care for newborn infants during their first month of life.
  23. In 1965, the popular television show "Lost in Space" premiered on CBS, capturing the imagination of audiences with its futuristic storylines and zany characters.
  24. On this day in 1998, Google, Inc. opened its first-ever office in Menlo Park, California, marking the beginning of their search engine dominance.
  25. September 15th is National Creme de Menthe Day in the United States, acknowledging the tasty mint-flavored liqueur used in various cocktails and desserts.
  26. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act into law, improving road safety and setting safety standards for vehicle manufacturers.
  27. Actress Agatha Christie, the famous mystery writer behind Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, was born on September 15, 1890.
  28. In 1949, the variety television series "The Ed Sullivan Show" premiered on the CBS network, featuring famous acts like The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and The Supremes.
  29. September 15th is National Spaghetti Day in Italy, celebrating the beloved pasta dish with a variety of sauces and toppings.
  30. On this day in 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in the United States for a historic 13-day visit, marking a significant step in Cold War diplomacy.
  31. In 2010, the premiere of "The Avengers," a popular Marvel Comics superhero film, took place during the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
  32. September 15th is International Day of Democracy, as designated by the United Nations to promote and uphold the principles of democracy worldwide.
  33. On September 15, 1942, the Battle of Stalingrad began during World War II, resulting in one of the largest and bloodiest battles in human history.
  34. In 1963, the Civil Rights Movement leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in Jackson, Mississippi.
  35. The first episode of the crime drama television series "Miami Vice" premiered on NBC on September 15, 1984.
  36. In 1950, the United Nations officially designated September 15th as International Peace Day, later moving the celebration to September 21st.
  37. On September 15, 1923, New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hit his first of 493 home runs, setting the stage for his legendary baseball career.