What are the important events that happened on September 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 15: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 15 is the 258th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 2, 2017 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,090,560 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectapentacontaoctagon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 157 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,729 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 15 Historical Events

  • 994
    Major Fatimid victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of the Orontes.
  • 1556
    Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the “Department of Foreign Affairs”).
  • 1835
    HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipielago.
  • 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
  • 1935
    The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
  • 1942
    World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
  • 1945
    A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.
  • 1961
    Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
  • 1974
    Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1760
    Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general of the Napoleonic Wars (d. 1824)
  • 1857
    William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States and 10th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1930)
  • 1880
    Chujiro Hayashi, Japanese Reiki Master (d. 1940)
  • 1895
    Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (d. 1977)
  • 1903
    Roy Acuff, American country musician (d. 1992)
  • 1916
    Frederick C. Weyand, U.S. Army General (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    David Stove, Australian philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1951
    Pete Carroll, American football coach
  • 1960
    Ed Solomon, American screenwriter
  • 1977
    Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter

Who died on September 15?

  • 1352
    Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (b. 1273)
  • 1700
    André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (b. 1613)
  • 1750
    Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German composer (b. 1690)
  • 1803
    Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • 1859
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (b. 1806)
  • 1979
    Tommy Leonetti, American songwriter, entertainer (b. 1929)
  • 1989
    Olga Erteszek, American undergarment designer and lingerie company owner (b. 1916)
  • 1998
    Louis Rasminsky, Canadian economist, governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1908)
  • 2005
    Guy Green, English cinematographer and film director (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Sir Jeremy Moore, British Army commander (b. 1928)

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