About September 15

September 15, 2022 is the 258th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 129 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.
  • 1556
    Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip’s Bay during the New York Campaign.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the “Department of Foreign Affairs”).
  • 1830
    The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens.
  • 1851
    Saint Joseph’s University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1942
    World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.
  • 1948
    The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 mph.
  • 1950
    Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon
  • 1952
    United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
  • 1987
    United States Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign a treaty to establish centers to reduce the risk of nuclear war.
  • 1998
    With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.
  • 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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