What happened this day in history September 15

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 2, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,668,800 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 150 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 2,825 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 15 Historical Events

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip’s Bay during the New York Campaign.
  • 1820
    Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1873
    Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
  • 1947
    Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.
  • 1952
    United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
  • 1962
    The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
  • 1998
    With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1815
    Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (d. 1868)
  • 1830
    Porfirio Díaz, President of Mexico (d. 1915)
  • 1890
    Frank Martin, Swiss composer (d. 1974)
  • 1910
    Betty Neels, English novelist (d. 2001)
  • 1915
    José Nicomedes Grossi, Brazilian bishop (d. 2009)
  • 1933
    Henry Darrow, American actor
  • 1945
    Jessye Norman, American opera singer
  • 1949
    Joe Barton, American politician
  • 1972
    Jimmy Carr, English-Irish comedian
  • 1977
    Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter

Who died on September 15?

  • 1649
    John Floyd, English Jesuit preacher (b. 1572)
  • 1794
    Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725)
  • 1841
    Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin master and composer (b. 1757)
  • 1859
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (b. 1806)
  • 1915
    Ernest Gagnon, Canadian folklorist, composer and organist (b. 1834)
  • 1945
    Anton Webern, Austrian composer (b. 1883)
  • 1991
    John Hoyt, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1993
    Ethan Allen, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1995
    Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish football player (b. 1921)
  • 2004
    Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist (b. 1931)

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