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

  • 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.
  • 1556
    Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
  • 1816
    HMS Whiting ran aground on the Doom Bar
  • 1820
    Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1830
    The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens.
  • 1831
    The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
  • 1873
    Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
  • 1935
    Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
  • 1940
    World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.
  • 1944
    Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps’ 1st Marine Division and the United States Army’s 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.
  • 1947
    RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
  • 1947
    Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.
  • 1950
    Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon
  • 1972
    A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
  • 1981
    The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
  • 1981
    Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
  • 1998
    With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.
  • 2008
    Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

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