SEPTEMBER 15 — HRANT DINK
Armenian-Turkish journalist, editor, columnist, martyr.
SEPTEMBER 15 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
China: MOON’S BIRTHDAY. Offerings of fruit are left on rooftops and in open courtyards, with lanterns burning all night on houses, pagodas, ships and river boats. Children get special candies and moon cakes. Flowers and seeds fall from the moon.
ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 15 IN HISTORY…
1782 — Congress adopts a Masonic emblem as the Great Seal of the U.S.
1889 — Writer Claude McKay born, Sunny Ville, Jamaica.
1943 — Paul Robeson gives 296th performance of Othelloin New York City.
1954 — Armenian-Turkish journalist, martyr Hrant Dink born, Malatya, Turkey.
1959 — Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev denied right to visit Disneyland.
1963 — Bomb in Black church in Birmingham, Alabama kills four young girls.
1973 — Victor Jara killed in massacre after overthrow of Salvador Allende.
ALSO ON MAY 10 IN HISTORY…
105 — Tsai Lun invents paper, China.
1857 — Beginning of mutiny against British rule in India.
1869 — Completion of first transcontinental railway in U.S.
1872 — Victoria Woodhull nominated for U.S. presidency, with Frederick Douglass as running mate.
1872 — French ethnologist, philosopher Marcel Mauss born, Épinal, France.
1940 — The South registers its first full year without any reported lynching.