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
American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip’s Bay during the New York Campaign.
Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.
United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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.
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.
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?
Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (d. 1868)
Porfirio Díaz, President of Mexico (d. 1915)
Frank Martin, Swiss composer (d. 1974)
Betty Neels, English novelist (d. 2001)
José Nicomedes Grossi, Brazilian bishop (d. 2009)
Henry Darrow, American actor
Jessye Norman, American opera singer
Joe Barton, American politician
Jimmy Carr, English-Irish comedian
Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
Who died on September 15?
John Floyd, English Jesuit preacher (b. 1572)
Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725)
Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin master and composer (b. 1757)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (b. 1806)
Ernest Gagnon, Canadian folklorist, composer and organist (b. 1834)
Anton Webern, Austrian composer (b. 1883)
John Hoyt, American actor (b. 1904)
Ethan Allen, American baseball player (b. 1903)
Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish football player (b. 1921)
Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist (b. 1931)
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