What happened this day in history September 16

What are the important events that happened on September 16? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 16: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 16 is the 260th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 3, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 444,504 hours 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 ‘dihectahexacontagon’ 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 149 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 2,826 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 16 Historical Events

  • 1620
    The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America
  • 1701
    James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the “Old Pretender”, becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
  • 1863
    Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
  • 1940
    World War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.
  • 1945
    World War II: The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender is accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
  • 1947
    Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.
  • 1975
    The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
  • 2007
    Mercenaries working for Blackwater Worldwide allegedly shoot and kill 17 Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad; all criminal charges against them are later dismissed, sparking outrage in the Arab world.
  • 2007
    One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

Who were born on September 16?

  • 1846
    Anna Kingsford, English doctor (d. 1888)
  • 1942
    Bernie Calvert, British musician (The Hollies)
  • 1943
    James Alan McPherson, American writer
  • 1948
    Ron Blair, American bassist
  • 1951
    Vince Bell, Texas singer and songwriter
  • 1955
    Janet Ellis, British television presenter
  • 1958
    Jennifer Tilly, American actress
  • 1958
    Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
  • 1983
    Legedu Naanee, American football player
  • 1987
    Louis Clément Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player

Who died on September 16?

  • 1792
    Quang Trung, Tay Son dynasty’s emperor of Viet Nam (b. 1753)
  • 1819
    John Jeffries, American physician, balloonist, pioneer meteorologist (b. 1744)
  • 1865
    Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
  • 1925
    Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
  • 1955
    L.S. Amery, British politician (b. 1873)
  • 1957
    Qi Baishi, Chinese painter (b. 1864)
  • 1965
    Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
  • 1977
    Maria Callas, Greek-American soprano (b. 1923)
  • 2003
    Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series (b. 1948)

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