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

  • 668
    Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.
  • 1556
    Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
  • 1762
    Seven Years War: Battle of Signal Hill.
  • 1812
    The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
  • 1830
    The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens.
  • 1835
    HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipielago.
  • 1916
    World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.
  • 1944
    Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps’ 1st Marine Division and the United States Army’s 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.
  • 1975
    The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • 2008
    Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1580
    Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (d. 1659)
  • 1613
    François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (d. 1680)
  • 1760
    Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general of the Napoleonic Wars (d. 1824)
  • 1915
    José Nicomedes Grossi, Brazilian bishop (d. 2009)
  • 1920
    Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    Forrest Compton, American actor
  • 1941
    Signe Toly Anderson, American singer
  • 1955
    Renzo Rosso, Italian clothing designer
  • 1979
    Amy Davidson, American actress
  • 1985
    François-Olivier Roberge, Canadian speed skater

Who died on September 15?

  • 1830
    François Baillairgé, Canadian painter and sculptor (b. 1759)
  • 1830
    William Huskisson, English first rail fatality (b. 1770)
  • 1938
    Thomas Wolfe, American writer (b. 1900)
  • 1965
    Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1978
    Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (b. 1898)
  • 1983
    Prince Far I, Jamaican reggae toaster and record producer
  • 1993
    Giuseppe ‘Pino’Puglisi, Italian priest (b. 1937)
  • 1995
    Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish football player (b. 1921)
  • 2004
    Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist (b. 1931)
  • 2010
    Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)

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