About September 15

September 15, 2020 is the 259th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 107 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

What Happened On September 15

  • 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.
  • 1556
    Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
  • 1762
    Seven Years War: Battle of Signal Hill.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of State is established (formerly known as the “Department of Foreign Affairs”).
  • 1812
    War of 1812: A second supply train sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.
  • 1831
    The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
  • 1851
    Saint Joseph’s University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1935
    Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
  • 1935
    The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    Korean War: United States forces land at Inchon
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    A Scandinavian Airlines System domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm is hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.
  • 1975
    The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.

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