September 15: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(September 15, 1821)
Costa Rica Independence Day.

(September 15, 1916)
During World War I, the British used the tank for the first time in action, at the Battle of the Somme. photo source:


(September 15, 1968)
The spacecraft Soviet Zond 5 is started, becoming the second spaceship to and around the Moon, and the first to return to Earth safely. The Zond 5 craft delivered terrestrial species, including two tortoises, fruit fly eggs, and plant seeds, to the region of the Moon. photo source:

(September 15, 1978)
Muhammad Ali won his third world heavyweight title after defeating Leon Spinks in a rematch in the Superdome in New Orleans. photo source:

Written by James

A BSc in Computer Science graduate with a strong interest in encyclopedia facts. I'm a passionate content writer with 10+ years' experience and enjoy creating useful content that can help others.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

September 01: Fun Facts about Today in History

September 17: Fun Facts about Today in History