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 259th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 3, 2023 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 470,784 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 ‘dihectapentacontaenneagon’ day.

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 147 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 3,921 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 16 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1880
    The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation’s oldest, continuously-independent college daily in the United States.
  • 1893
    Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.
  • 1920
    The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City – 38 are killed and 400 injured.
  • 1941
    World War II: Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia is about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invade Iran in late August and force the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
  • 1963
    Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
  • 1971
    Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.
  • 1975
    The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • 2005
    The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro gets arrested in Naples, Italy.

Who were born on September 16?

  • 1782
    Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850)
  • 1880
    Alfred Noyes, English poet (d. 1958)
  • 1899
    Hans Swarowsky, Austrian conductor (d. 1975)
  • 1922
    Marcel Mouloudji, French actor and singer (d. 1994)
  • 1924
    Lauren Bacall, American actress
  • 1934
    Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz and blues saxophonist (d. 2004)
  • 1950
    Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
  • 1958
    Jennifer Tilly, American actress
  • 1960
    Graham Haynes, American cornetist, trumpeter and composer
  • 1972
    Shalane McCall, American actress

Who died on September 16?

  • 1589
    Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
  • 1940
    Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, Governor of Queensland, Governor of Bombay (b. 1860)
  • 1944
    Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1870)
  • 1977
    Marc Bolan, English musician (b. 1947)
  • 1991
    Olga Spessivtseva, Russian ballerina (b. 1895)
  • 1992
    Millicent Fenwick, American politician and writer (b. 1910)
  • 2008
    Norman Whitfield, associated with the Temptations (b. 1940)
  • 2009
    Ernst Märzendorfer, Austrian conductor (b. 1921)
  • 2009
    Mary Travers, American singer (Peter, Paul, and Mary) (b. 1936)
  • 2010
    George N. Parks, director of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band (b. 1953)

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