About September 16

September 16, 2024 is the 260th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

What Happened On September 16

  • 307
    Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. He is later executed (or forced to commit suicide) after Emperor Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy.
  • 1620
    The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America
  • 1701
    James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the “Old Pretender”, becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
  • 1795
    The first occupation by United Kingdom of Cape Colony, South Africa with the Battle of Hout Bay, after successive victories at the Battle of Muizenberg and Wynberg, after William V requested protection against revolutionary France’s occupation of the Netherlands.
  • 1893
    Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.
  • 1908
    The General Motors Corporation is founded.
  • 1941
    World War II: Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia is about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invade Iran in late August and force the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
  • 1955
    Juan Perón is deposed as the ruler of Argentina.
  • 1959
    The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
  • 1961
    The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.
  • 1963
    Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
  • 1966
    The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s opera, Antony and Cleopatra.
  • 1975
    Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.
  • 1976
    Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
  • 1980
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
  • 1987
    The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
  • 1990
    The railroad between the People’s Republic of China and Kazakhstan becomes complete at Dostyk, adding a sizable link to the concept of the Eurasian Land Bridge.
  • 1991
    The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega begins in the United States.
  • 2007
    One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

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