About September 16

September 16, 2021 is the 259th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 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 138 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.
  • 1400
    Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    The General Motors Corporation is founded.
  • 1920
    The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City – 38 are killed and 400 injured.
  • 1945
    World War II: The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender is accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
  • 1947
    Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.
  • 1955
    Juan Perón is deposed as the ruler of Argentina.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.
  • 1975
    Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.
  • 1975
    The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
  • 1975
    The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • 1978
    An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
  • 1980
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
  • 1982
    Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.
  • 1987
    The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.

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