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 258th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 2, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,631,664,000 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 ‘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 139 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 3,190 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 15 Historical Events

  • 1616
    The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
  • 1820
    Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1831
    The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • 1835
    HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipielago.
  • 1962
    The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1972
    A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
  • 1974
    Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • 1981
    The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1990
    France announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.
  • 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?

  • 1888
    Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (d. 1925)
  • 1903
    Roy Acuff, American country musician (d. 1992)
  • 1929
    Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1961
    Terry Lamb, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1967
    Huw Bunford, guitarist in the rock band, Super Furry Animals
  • 1973
    Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland
  • 1977
    Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1977
    Marisa Ramirez, American actress
  • 1979
    Carlos Ruiz, Guatemalan footballer
  • 1987
    Aly Cissokho, French footballer

Who died on September 15?

  • 1352
    Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (b. 1273)
  • 1841
    Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin master and composer (b. 1757)
  • 1842
    Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (b. 1771)
  • 1864
    John Hanning Speke, British explorer (b. 1827)
  • 1930
    Milton Sills, American actor (b. 1882)
  • 1989
    Jan DeGaetani, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1933)
  • 1989
    Olga Erteszek, American undergarment designer and lingerie company owner (b. 1916)
  • 2003
    Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2005
    Sidney Luft, American film director (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1924)

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