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, 1,473,897,600 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 ‘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

  • 1556
    Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
  • 1616
    The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
  • 1851
    Saint Joseph’s University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
  • 1935
    Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
  • 1944
    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.
  • 1959
    Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
  • 1975
    The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • 1981
    The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 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?

  • 1580
    Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (d. 1659)
  • 1819
    Cyprien Tanguay, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1902)
  • 1890
    Agatha Christie, English writer (d. 1976)
  • 1915
    Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972)
  • 1919
    Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1936
    Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player
  • 1945
    Ron Shelton, American film director
  • 1951
    Pete Carroll, American football coach
  • 1959
    Mark Kirk, American politician, junior senator of Illinois
  • 1962
    Scott McNeil, Australian voice actor

Who died on September 15?

  • 1794
    Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725)
  • 1803
    Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • 1805
    Christopher Gadsden, American soldier and statesman from South Carolina (b. 1724)
  • 1835
    Sarah Knox Taylor, American wife of Jefferson Davis (b. 1814)
  • 1981
    Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
  • 2001
    June Salter, Australian actress (b. 1932)
  • 2003
    Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (b. 1930)
  • 2006
    Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)
  • 2007
    Colin McRae, Scottish rally driver (b. 1968)
  • 2010
    Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)

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