Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 15

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This is a list of selected September 15 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 15, 2018 featured article or the September 15, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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International Day of Democracy; empty sections
, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua El Salvador: unreferenced section; Guatemala/Honduras/Nicaragua: refimprove section
668Constans II, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, was assassinated in his bath. refimprove
1440 – French knight Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, was taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes. unreferenced section
1644 – Giovanni Battista Pamphili was elected Pope Innocent X. lead too short, unreferenced section
1762 – British forces defeated the French at the Battle of Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland, the final and decisive battle of the French and Indian War. needs more footnotes
1830 – During the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, British Member of Parliament William Huskisson was struck and killed by the steam locomotive Rocket. refimprove
1835 – During the second voyage of HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin reached the Galápagos Islands, where he further developed his theories of evolution. unreferenced section
1950 – Korean and American troops landed at Incheon, in an amphibious assault, starting the Battle of Inchon, a decisive United Nations military forces victory during the Korean War. lots of CN tags


September 15: Independence Day in Costa Rica (1821); Battle of Britain Day in the United Kingdom; Free Money Day

Inaugural journey of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Inaugural journey of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

Jean Sylvain Bailly (b. 1736) · Isambard Kingdom Brunel (d. 1859) · Ann Bannon (b. 1932)

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