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
The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipielago.
The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
France announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.
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?
Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (d. 1925)
Roy Acuff, American country musician (d. 1992)
Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army
Terry Lamb, Australian rugby league footballer
Huw Bunford, guitarist in the rock band, Super Furry Animals
Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland
Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
Marisa Ramirez, American actress
Carlos Ruiz, Guatemalan footballer
Aly Cissokho, French footballer
Who died on September 15?
Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (b. 1273)
Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin master and composer (b. 1757)
Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (b. 1771)
John Hanning Speke, British explorer (b. 1827)
Milton Sills, American actor (b. 1882)
Jan DeGaetani, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1933)
Olga Erteszek, American undergarment designer and lingerie company owner (b. 1916)
Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
Sidney Luft, American film director (b. 1915)
Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1924)
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