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
The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
Saint Joseph’s University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
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?
Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
Ettore Bugatti, Italian automobile engineer and designer (d. 1947)
Charles “Chic” Harley, American football player (d. 1974)
Walter E. Rollins, American musician and songwriter(d. 1973)
Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1975)
Norman Spinrad, American science fiction author
Huw Bunford, guitarist in the rock band, Super Furry Animals
Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers)
Jake Cherry, American actor
Who died on September 15?
John Floyd, English Jesuit preacher (b. 1572)
Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin master and composer (b. 1757)
Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
Giuseppe ‘Pino’Puglisi, Italian priest (b. 1937)
Louis Rasminsky, Canadian economist, governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1908)
Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer (b. 1929)
Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1924)
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