About September 15

September 15, 2021 is the 258th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 139 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 15

  • 668
    Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.
  • 921
    At Tetin Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law.
  • 994
    Major Fatimid victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of the Orontes.
  • 1440
    Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.
  • 1616
    The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
  • 1816
    HMS Whiting ran aground on the Doom Bar
  • 1820
    Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1830
    The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
  • 1947
    RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
  • 1948
    The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 mph.
  • 1952
    United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
  • 1958
    A Central Railroad of New Jersey commuter train runs through an open drawbridge at the Newark Bay, killing 58.
  • 1961
    Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
  • 1968
    The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • 1972
    A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
  • 1981
    The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1981
    Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1983
    Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
  • 1998
    With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.

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