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, 1,505,433,600 seconds 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.
  • 1816
    HMS Whiting ran aground on the Doom Bar
  • 1821
    Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.
  • 1831
    The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • 1935
    Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
  • 1935
    The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
  • 1944
    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.
  • 1975
    The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • 1998
    With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.
  • 2004
    National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1876
    Bruno Walter, German conductor (d. 1962)
  • 1895
    Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (d. 1977)
  • 1898
    J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and novelist (d. 1936)
  • 1921
    Richard Gordon, English author of the Doctor series
  • 1921
    Snooky Pryor, American Chicago blues harmonica player (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    Carmen Maura, Spanish actress
  • 1947
    Theodore Long, American professional wrestling manager
  • 1955
    Bruce Reitherman, American voice actor
  • 1972
    Letizia, Princess of Asturias, Spanish royalty
  • 1977
    Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter

Who died on September 15?

  • 1596
    Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist
  • 1700
    André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (b. 1613)
  • 1830
    William Huskisson, English first rail fatality (b. 1770)
  • 1841
    Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin master and composer (b. 1757)
  • 1859
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (b. 1806)
  • 1930
    Milton Sills, American actor (b. 1882)
  • 2001
    June Salter, Australian actress (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008
    Stavros Paravas, Greek actor (b. 1935)

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