September 24, 2015 in History


Pope Francis becomes the first pope in history to speak to the U.S. Congress; the pontiff exhorted the lawmakers to work together to address climate change, immigration reform and other issues that have stalled due to strong political division

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1990 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
1990 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
1982 U.S., Italian and French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
1979 CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service
1960 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launches
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