Shimla, Sept. 15 Keekli Bureau

This Day in History

2004

American rock guitarist Johnny Ramone—who cofounded the Ramones, a band that influenced the rise of punk rock on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean—died in Los Angeles.

1984

Prince Harry of Wales—the younger son of Charles, prince of Wales, and Diana, princess of Wales—was born in London.

1978

Muhammad Ali won the world heavyweight boxing championship for the third time with his victory over Leon Spinks.

1963

Members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the predominantly African American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls.

1950

United Nations troops landed at Inch’ŏn, South Korea, crippling a North Korean invasion during the Korean War.

1949

The Lone Ranger, originally a radio series, debuted on television, with Clayton Moore as the renegade lawman and Jay Silverheels as Tonto.

1916

The tank was used for the first time in combat, by the British during World War I.

1862

During the American Civil War, Confederates under General Stonewall Jackson captured Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now in West Virginia), and took more than 12,500 prisoners, the largest Union surrender in the war.

1590

Giambattista Castagna was elected pope as Urban VII; he died of malaria 12 days later.

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