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

  • 1873
    Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • 1966
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
  • 1968
    The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • 1975
    The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • 1990
    France announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.
  • 1998
    With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.
  • 2008
    Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1888
    Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (d. 1925)
  • 1914
    Orhan Kemal, Turkish writer (d. 1970)
  • 1920
    Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (d. 2011)
  • 1921
    Norma MacMillan, Canadian actress (d. 2001)
  • 1933
    Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • 1963
    Pete Myers, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Sari Kaasinen, Finnish singer
  • 1977
    Leander Jordan, American football player
  • 1980
    Mike Dunleavy, Jr., American basketball player
  • 1988
    Chelsea Kane, American actress

Who died on September 15?

  • 1643
    Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, Irish politician (b. 1566)
  • 1707
    George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
  • 1830
    François Baillairgé, Canadian painter and sculptor (b. 1759)
  • 1885
    Jumbo, P. T. Barnum’s circus elephant (b. 1861)
  • 1893
    Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • 1926
    Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)
  • 1940
    William B. Bankhead, American politician, Speaker of the House of Representatives (b. 1874)
  • 1945
    André Tardieu, French statesman (b. 1876)
  • 1965
    Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 2003
    Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)

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