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

  • 1616
    The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
  • 1812
    The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
  • 1831
    The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • 1851
    Saint Joseph’s University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1935
    Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
  • 1935
    The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
  • 1959
    Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
  • 1983
    Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
  • 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?

  • 1876
    Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
  • 1881
    Ettore Bugatti, Italian automobile engineer and designer (d. 1947)
  • 1895
    Charles “Chic” Harley, American football player (d. 1974)
  • 1906
    Walter E. Rollins, American musician and songwriter(d. 1973)
  • 1919
    Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1975)
  • 1940
    Norman Spinrad, American science fiction author
  • 1967
    Huw Bunford, guitarist in the rock band, Super Furry Animals
  • 1971
    Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers)
  • 1996
    Jake Cherry, American actor

Who died on September 15?

  • 1649
    John Floyd, English Jesuit preacher (b. 1572)
  • 1701
    Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
  • 1841
    Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin master and composer (b. 1757)
  • 1893
    Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • 1973
    Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  • 1981
    Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
  • 1993
    Giuseppe ‘Pino’Puglisi, Italian priest (b. 1937)
  • 1998
    Louis Rasminsky, Canadian economist, governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1908)
  • 2006
    Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1924)

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