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 263rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 6, 2024 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,726,704,000 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 ‘dihectahexacontatrigon’ 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 132 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 4,290 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 19 Historical Events

  • 1356
    Battle of Poitiers: an English army under the command of Edward, the Black Prince defeats a French army and captures the French king, John II.
  • 1676
    Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon’s Rebellion.
  • 1934
    Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr.
  • 1957
    First American underground nuclear bomb test (part of Operation Plumbbob).
  • 1972
    A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • 1973
    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
  • 1976
    Turkish Airlines Boeing 727 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Osmaniye, Turkey, killing all 155 passengers and crew.
  • 1976
    Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.
  • 1983
    Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.
  • 2010
    The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.

Who were born on September 19?

  • 1887
    Lovie Austin, American jazz pianist (d. 1972)
  • 1921
    Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator & writer (d. 1997)
  • 1934
    Brian Epstein, English musical group manager (The Beatles) (d. 1967)
  • 1958
    Lucky Ali, Indian singer, Composer and Actor
  • 1965
    Sabine Paturel, French singer
  • 1970
    Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop/rock singer
  • 1974
    Victoria Silvstedt, Swedish model
  • 1978
    Amil, American rapper, singer, and songwriter
  • 1981
    Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Kenny Britt, American football player

Who died on September 19?

  • 1938
    Pauline Frederick, American actress (b. 1883)
  • 1942
    Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)
  • 1949
    Nikos Skalkottas, Greek composer (b. 1901)
  • 1967
    Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)
  • 2001
    Rhys Jones, Welsh-Australian archeologist (b. 1941)
  • 2002
    Duncan Hallas, prominent member of the Trotskyist movement in Great Britain. (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)
  • 2004
    Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 2006
    Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2009
    Roc Raida, Turntablist (b. 1972)

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