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

  • 668
    Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.
  • 1440
    Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.
  • 1616
    The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 1820
    Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1821
    Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.
  • 1935
    The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
  • 1942
    World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
  • 1947
    RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
  • 1972
    A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1715
    Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, French artillery specialist (d. 1789)
  • 1789
    James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist (d. 1851)
  • 1898
    J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and novelist (d. 1936)
  • 1913
    Johannes Steinhoff, German fighter pilot & NATO commander (d. 1994)
  • 1916
    Frederick C. Weyand, U.S. Army General (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Anton Heiller, Austrian organist (d. 1979)
  • 1932
    Neil Bartlett, English chemist (d. 2008)
  • 1933
    Henry Darrow, American actor
  • 1941
    Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1977
    Tom Hardy, English actor

Who died on September 15?

  • 1643
    Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, Irish politician (b. 1566)
  • 1835
    Sarah Knox Taylor, American wife of Jefferson Davis (b. 1814)
  • 1841
    Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin master and composer (b. 1757)
  • 1859
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (b. 1806)
  • 1965
    Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1981
    Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
  • 1998
    Louis Rasminsky, Canadian economist, governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1908)
  • 2003
    Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2004
    Johnny Ramone, American guitarist (The Ramones) (b. 1948)
  • 2006
    Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)

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