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, 25,090,560 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 ‘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

  • 1789
    The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the “Department of Foreign Affairs”).
  • 1812
    War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 1821
    Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.
  • 1942
    World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
  • 1944
    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.
  • 1950
    Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • 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?

  • 1789
    James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist (d. 1851)
  • 1860
    Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian Engineer (d. 1962), His birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India
  • 1894
    Jean Renoir, French film director (d. 1979)
  • 1903
    Roy Acuff, American country musician (d. 1992)
  • 1909
    C.N.Annadurai, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1969)
  • 1923
    Anton Heiller, Austrian organist (d. 1979)
  • 1924
    Lucebert, Dutch artist (d. 1994)
  • 1927
    Erika Köth, German coloratura soprano (d. 1981)
  • 1941
    Signe Toly Anderson, American singer
  • 1977
    Leander Jordan, American football player

Who died on September 15?

  • 668
    Constans II, Byzantine emperor (b. 630)
  • 1707
    George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
  • 1712
    Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin, English politician
  • 1981
    Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
  • 1991
    John Hoyt, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1995
    Harry Calder, South African cricketer (b. 1901)
  • 2006
    Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Sir Jeremy Moore, British Army commander (b. 1928)
  • 2010
    Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)
  • 2011
    Frances Bay, Canadian actress (b. 1919)

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