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, 409,416 hours 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

  • 994
    Major Fatimid victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of the Orontes.
  • 1835
    HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipielago.
  • 1873
    Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • 1981
    Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1983
    Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
  • 1990
    France announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1736
    Jean Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer and orator (d. 1793)
  • 1890
    Agatha Christie, English writer (d. 1976)
  • 1915
    Albert Whitlock, English motion picture matte artist (d. 1999)
  • 1915
    José Nicomedes Grossi, Brazilian bishop (d. 2009)
  • 1922
    Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (d. 2011)
  • 1932
    Neil Bartlett, English chemist (d. 2008)
  • 1951
    Pete Carroll, American football coach
  • 1955
    Bruce Reitherman, American voice actor
  • 1979
    Amy Davidson, American actress
  • 1990
    Oliver Gill, English footballer

Who died on September 15?

  • 1707
    George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
  • 1940
    William B. Bankhead, American politician, Speaker of the House of Representatives (b. 1874)
  • 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)
  • 2001
    June Salter, Australian actress (b. 1932)
  • 2003
    Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)
  • 2004
    Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist (b. 1931)
  • 2007
    Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008
    Richard Wright, British keyboardist (Pink Floyd) (b. 1943)

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