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.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the “Department of Foreign Affairs”).
  • 1812
    The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
  • 1940
    World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.
  • 1950
    Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon
  • 1974
    Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • 1987
    United States Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign a treaty to establish centers to reduce the risk of nuclear war.
  • 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?

  • 1858
    Charles de Foucauld, French catholic priest (d. 1916)
  • 1858
    Jenő Hubay, Hungarian violinist (d. 1937)
  • 1860
    Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian Engineer (d. 1962), His birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India
  • 1938
    Gaylord Perry, baseball player
  • 1952
    Paula Duncan, Australian actress
  • 1955
    Renzo Rosso, Italian clothing designer
  • 1964
    Róbert Fico, Slovak Prime minister, populist
  • 1972
    Letizia, Princess of Asturias, Spanish royalty
  • 1977
    Leander Jordan, American football player
  • 1980
    David Diehl, American football player

Who died on September 15?

  • 1352
    Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (b. 1273)
  • 1701
    Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
  • 1750
    Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German composer (b. 1690)
  • 1805
    Christopher Gadsden, American soldier and statesman from South Carolina (b. 1724)
  • 1938
    Thomas Wolfe, American writer (b. 1900)
  • 1945
    André Tardieu, French statesman (b. 1876)
  • 1995
    Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish football player (b. 1921)
  • 1995
    Harry Calder, South African cricketer (b. 1901)
  • 2004
    Johnny Ramone, American guitarist (The Ramones) (b. 1948)
  • 2007
    Sir Jeremy Moore, British Army commander (b. 1928)

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