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, 1,600,128,000 seconds 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
Seven Years War: Battle of Signal Hill.
American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip’s Bay during the New York Campaign.
The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.
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.
RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 mph.
Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
France announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.
Who were born on September 15?
Carlos Dávila, former President of Chile (d. 1955)
Agatha Christie, English writer (d. 1976)
King Umberto II of Italy (d. 1983)
Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army
Neil Bartlett, English chemist (d. 2008)
Tommy Lee Jones, American actor
Paula Duncan, Australian actress
Paul Piché, Canadian singer and songwriter
Prince Harry of Wales, English royalty
Kris Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician
Who died on September 15?
Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
Roman Ungern von Sternberg, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1886)
André Tardieu, French statesman (b. 1876)
Anton Webern, Austrian composer (b. 1883)
Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
Harry Calder, South African cricketer (b. 1901)
June Salter, Australian actress (b. 1932)
Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)
Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1924)
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