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, 24,564,960 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 ‘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

  • 921
    At Tetin Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 1830
    The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens.
  • 1831
    The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • 1945
    A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.
  • 1948
    The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 mph.
  • 1974
    Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • 1981
    The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
  • 1993
    Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbands Parliament
  • 2008
    Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1789
    James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist (d. 1851)
  • 1907
    Gunnar Ekelöf, Swedish poet and writer (d. 1968)
  • 1915
    Al Casey (jazz guitarist), African American swing guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1936
    Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player
  • 1955
    Bruce Reitherman, American voice actor
  • 1973
    Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland
  • 1977
    Jason Terry, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Prince Harry of Wales, English royalty
  • 1986
    Heidi Montag, American TV personality and singer
  • 1996
    Jake Cherry, American actor

Who died on September 15?

  • 1700
    André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (b. 1613)
  • 1750
    Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German composer (b. 1690)
  • 1794
    Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725)
  • 1803
    Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • 1965
    Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1978
    Robert Cliche, French Canadian politician and judge (b. 1921)
  • 1980
    Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (b. 1929)
  • 1989
    Jan DeGaetani, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1933)
  • 1989
    Olga Erteszek, American undergarment designer and lingerie company owner (b. 1916)
  • 1991
    John Hoyt, American actor (b. 1904)

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