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

  • 921
    At Tetin Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law.
  • 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.
  • 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
  • 1935
    The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
  • 1958
    A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 58.
  • 1961
    Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1819
    Cyprien Tanguay, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1902)
  • 1913
    Bruno Hoffmann, German glass harmonica player (d. 1991)
  • 1918
    Nipsey Russell, American comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1919
    Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1926
    Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)
  • 1950
    Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V, the spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
  • 1959
    Mark Kirk, American politician, junior senator of Illinois
  • 1960
    Kevin Allen, Welsh actor
  • 1977
    Sophie Dahl, English model
  • 1983
    Luke Hochevar, American baseball player

Who died on September 15?

  • 1712
    Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin, English politician
  • 1978
    Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (b. 1898)
  • 1989
    Robert Penn Warren, American writer (b. 1905)
  • 1993
    Ethan Allen, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1993
    Giuseppe ‘Pino’Puglisi, Italian priest (b. 1937)
  • 1995
    Harry Calder, South African cricketer (b. 1901)
  • 2006
    Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)
  • 2007
    Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Sir Jeremy Moore, British Army commander (b. 1928)
  • 2011
    Frances Bay, Canadian actress (b. 1919)

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