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.
  • 994
    Major Fatimid victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of the Orontes.
  • 1762
    Seven Years War: Battle of Signal Hill.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 1820
    Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1830
    The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens.
  • 1851
    Saint Joseph’s University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Confederate forces capture Harpers Ferry, Virginia.
  • 1935
    The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
  • 1942
    World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
  • 1947
    RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
  • 1961
    Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
  • 1962
    The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 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
    The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1993
    Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbands Parliament
  • 2004
    National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

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