About September 16

September 16, 2020 is the 260th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 149 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.
  • 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.
  • 1812
    The Fire of Moscow (1812) begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.
  • 1880
    The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation’s oldest, continuously-independent college daily in the United States.
  • 1893
    Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    World War II: Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • 1975
    The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
  • 1976
    Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro gets arrested in Naples, Italy.
  • 2007
    One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

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