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, 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

  • 1762
    Seven Years War: Battle of Signal Hill.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip’s Bay during the New York Campaign.
  • 1831
    The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • 1940
    World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.
  • 1944
    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.
  • 1947
    RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
  • 1948
    The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 mph.
  • 1959
    Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
  • 1962
    The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1990
    France announces it will send 4,000 troops to the Persian Gulf.

Who were born on September 15?

  • 1887
    Carlos Dávila, former President of Chile (d. 1955)
  • 1890
    Agatha Christie, English writer (d. 1976)
  • 1904
    King Umberto II of Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1929
    Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1932
    Neil Bartlett, English chemist (d. 2008)
  • 1946
    Tommy Lee Jones, American actor
  • 1952
    Paula Duncan, Australian actress
  • 1953
    Paul Piché, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1984
    Prince Harry of Wales, English royalty
  • 1989
    Kris Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician

Who died on September 15?

  • 1701
    Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
  • 1921
    Roman Ungern von Sternberg, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1886)
  • 1945
    André Tardieu, French statesman (b. 1876)
  • 1945
    Anton Webern, Austrian composer (b. 1883)
  • 1965
    Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1995
    Harry Calder, South African cricketer (b. 1901)
  • 2001
    June Salter, Australian actress (b. 1932)
  • 2003
    Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
  • 2007
    Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1924)

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