On This Day: October 15th
This is 289th day of the year and 77 days remain in the year.
Eleven-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard.
With the support of President Wilson, the Clayton Antitrust Act, which made it illegal for companies to buy competitors' stock, was passed.
Mata Hari, World War I spy, was executed by a firing squad in Vincennes, France.
I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, had its television debut.
It was announced that Nikita Khruschev was removed from his positions as premier and secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR.
The U.S. Department of Transportation was created.
China became the third country to launch a staffed space mission.
October 15 BirthdaysP. G. Wodehouse Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse), 1881–1975, English-American novelist and humorist.
C. P. Snowauthor and physicist
Edith Bolling Galt WilsonU.S. First Lady
Lee Iacoccabusiness executive
Penny Marshallactress, director
John Kenneth Galbraitheconomist
Helen Hunt Jacksonwriter
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzschephilosopher
Mikhail Yurevich Lermontovpoet and novelist
Hiram Leong Fongpolitician
Arthur Schlesinger Jr.historian and public official
Michel Foucaultphilosopher and historian