About September 15

September 15, 2024 is the 259th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 136 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 15

  • 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.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the “Department of Foreign Affairs”).
  • 1812
    The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.
  • 1835
    HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipielago.
  • 1873
    Franco-Prussian War: The last German troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.
  • 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats China in the Battle of Pyongyang.
  • 1916
    World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.
  • 1947
    RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube.
  • 1952
    United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • 1966
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
  • 1974
    Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.
  • 1983
    Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
  • 1993
    Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbands Parliament

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