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 259th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 2, 2016 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 409,416 hours 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 ‘dihectapentacontaenneagon’ 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 135 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 1,364 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 15 Historical Events

  • 1762
    Seven Years War: Battle of Signal Hill.
  • 1935
    Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
  • 1942
    World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
  • 1952
    United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
  • 1958
    A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 58.
  • 1961
    Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
  • 1966
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
  • 1975
    The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • 1993
    Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbands Parliament
  • 1998
    With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1715
    Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, French artillery specialist (d. 1789)
  • 1877
    Jakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and zionist (d. 1938)
  • 1913
    Henry Brant, Canadian-born American composer (d. 2008)
  • 1914
    Creighton Abrams, American Army general (d. 1974)
  • 1955
    Željka Antunović, Croatian politician
  • 1961
    Terry Lamb, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1975
    Martina Krupičková, Czech artist
  • 1977
    Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1979
    Dave Annable, American actor
  • 1983
    Luke Hochevar, American baseball player

Who died on September 15?

  • 1352
    Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (b. 1273)
  • 1842
    Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (b. 1771)
  • 1864
    John Hanning Speke, British explorer (b. 1827)
  • 1978
    Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (b. 1898)
  • 1979
    Tommy Leonetti, American songwriter, entertainer (b. 1929)
  • 1981
    Harold Bennett, English actor (b. 1899)
  • 1989
    Jan DeGaetani, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1933)
  • 2005
    Guy Green, English cinematographer and film director (b. 1913)
  • 2006
    Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer (b. 1929)
  • 2009
    Troy Kennedy Martin, Scottish film and TV screenwriter (b. 1932)

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