What happened this day in history September 19

What are the important events that happened on September 19? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 19: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 19 is the 262nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 6, 2023 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,251,360 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 ‘dihectahexacontadigon’ 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 144 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 3,924 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 19 Historical Events

  • 1796
    George Washington’s farewell address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.
  • 1846
    Two French shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, experience a Marian apparition on a mountaintop near La Salette, France, now known as Our Lady of La Salette.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.
  • 1881
    U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concludes, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.
  • 1959
    Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland due to security concerns.
  • 1970
    Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of Geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.
  • 1982
    Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System.
  • 1990
    Delhi University student Rajiv Goswami attempts Self Immolation during Anti-Reservation agitation in India. Though he survived, his Self Immolation inspired nearly 150 self immolation bids and indirectly led to the Resignation of V P Singh Govt.
  • 1995
    The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.

Who were born on September 19?

  • 866
    Leo VI, Byzantine Emperor (d. 912)
  • 1947
    Lol Creme, English musician (10cc, Godley & Creme)
  • 1952
    Rhys Chatham, American musician, primarily trumpet and guitar, and composer
  • 1960
    Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
  • 1962
    Cheri Oteri, American actress and comedian
  • 1968
    Monica Crowley, American author and commentator
  • 1973
    Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian racing car driver
  • 1976
    Jan Hlaváč, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Akash Chopra, Indian cricketer
  • 1990
    Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress

Who died on September 19?

  • 1710
    Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (b. 1644)
  • 1868
    William Sprague, American minister and politician (b. 1809)
  • 1936
    Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
  • 1944
    Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  • 1955
    John D. Dingell, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Michigan (b. 1894)
  • 1969
    Rex Ingram, American actor (b. 1895)
  • 1990
    Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1910)
  • 1995
    Orville Redenbacher, American botanist and businessman (b. 1907)
  • 1997
    Jack May, American voice actor (b. 1922)
  • 2009
    Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)

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