This week in history

September 14, 2000 – Microsoft Launches Windows ME

The Millennium Edition was the last of the operating systems of the Windows 9x series.

September 15, 2008 – Lehman Brothers file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection. This was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

September 16, 1978 – An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale rocks the city of Tabas in Iran

More than 11,000 people were killed during the natural disaster.

September 17, 1939 – Man runs 10,000 meters in less than 30 minutes for the first time in recorded history

Finnish runner, Taisto Mäki, broke his previous record by running the distance in 29 minutes 52 seconds.

September 18, 1959 – Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth's orbit

The geocentric satellite was launched into Earth's orbit by a Vanguard rocket, built by Glenn L. Martin Company, which is now known as Lockheed-Martin.

September 19, 1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis gain their independence from the British Crown

The first Europeans set foot on the Island country in the West Indies in the late 15th century during an expedition led by Columbus. In 1713, the control over the islands was passed from the French to the British.

September 20, 1904 – Wilbur Wright makes the first circular flight

Wright, who with his brother Orville, is credited for inventing the first airplane, made a complete circle in 1 minute and 16 seconds on the Wright Flyer II.