Today's ephemeris: what happened on September 15

In the ephemeris of September 15 These events that occurred on a day like today in Argentina and the world stand out:

1876. The first issue of the Buenos Aires Herald. The English-language newspaper remained on the streets until its closure in 2017. It went down in history for its firm defense of human rights by denouncing on its pages the disappearances during the last dictatorship, a position that forced its director, Robert Cox , to leave the country in 1979.

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1890. Agatha Christie, one of the great police writers of the 20th century, is born. He lived until 1976 and left an extensive literary work, which was taken to film and television. She was the creator of characters like Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, whom she walked through several novels. In addition, he wrote the successful play The Mousetrap. She is considered the best-selling novelist of all time, with nearly two billion copies.

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1914. Adolfo Bioy Casares was born in Buenos Aires. A friend of Jorge Luis Borges, he created together with him the writer H. Bustos Domecq and, with that joint pseudonym, they published Six problems for Don Isidro Parodi in 1942. It was the first of several collaborative books. Two years earlier he had started his literary career with The invention of Morel. Other titles: Escape plan, The dream of heroes, Pig War Diary and Sleep in the sun. Married to Silvina Ocampo, with her and Borges he prepared the Anthology of Fantastic Literature. With Borges he also directed the collection of the detective novel El Séptimo Círculo, in which he published Those who love, hate, written in four hands with his wife. He obtained the Cervantes Prize in 1990. He died on March 8, 1999. His private papers were collected in On the road (1967), 1996 and after his death in Walkers rest, Borges and Wilcock.

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1926. Antonio Carrizo, one of the icons of Argentine radio, was born in General Villegas. He drove cycles like Life and song. He was also a regular interviewer for Jorge Luis Borges and participated in the cycle Every star has against, as a partner of Juan Carlos Calabró. He passed away in 2016.

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1937. Fernando de la Rúa was born in Córdoba. He made his political career in the city of Buenos Aires. Elected senator in 1973, he accompanied Ricardo Balbín in the formula defeated by the Perón-Perón binomial. In 1983 he lost the presidential intern to Raúl Alfonsín, but returned to the Senate. He left the bank in 1989 and got it back three years later. In 1996 he became the first head of the Buenos Aires government. He defeated Graciela Fernández Meijide in the Alliance internal and then beat Eduardo Duhalde. His government was not different from that of Carlos Menem: he maintained convertibility and adjustments to sustain a shaky model. Vice President Carlos Álvarez resigned due to the bribery scandal in the Senate, which undermined the Alliance government. After the failure of Ricardo López Murphy, Domingo Cavallo was played, but everything got worse. The corralito of December 1, 2001 led to the total crisis and a state of siege on December 19, in a day of incidents. De la Rúa resigned the next day, in the midst of a tremendous repression with more than thirty deaths. In the following years, he was dismissed from the causes for the repression of December 20 and for bribery in the Senate. He passed away on July 9, 2019.

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1980. One of the greatest jazz pianists in history dies in New York: Bill Evans. He was born in 1929 in New Jersey. He was part of the combo of the historical Kind of Blueby Miles Davis and later led a trio. He left an extensive discography.

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2008. Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. The financial services company, founded in 1850, had $ 60 billion in bad home loans. Investment bank bankruptcy sinks stock markets around the world. Europe allocates 42 billion euros to curb the expansion of the crisis. The next day, the Federal Reserve takes 80 percent of AIG’s shares by shelling out $ 85 billion to avoid its bankruptcy. The fall of Lehman Brothers marks the pulse of an international financial crisis of a magnitude never seen before.

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2012. Five days before her 84th birthday, the dancer Olga Ferri dies. He was a leading figure in the ballet at the Teatro Colón. He danced with Rudolf Nureyev and later devoted himself to teaching. Paloma Herrera is one of his disciples.

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2018. José Manuel De la Sota loses his life in a road accident in Córdoba, at the age of 68. He led the Peronist renewal in his province in the 80s and accompanied Antonio Cafiero in the formula defeated by the Carlos Menem-Eduardo Duhalde binomial in 1988. Later he was ambassador to Brazil and a national senator. He was elected governor of his province in 1998 and in 2003 he was reelected. After leaving the post to Juan Schiaretti, he returned in 2011 and ruled until 2015.

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Also, it is International Democracy Day and World Lymphoma Awareness Day.

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