About September 19

September 19, 2021 is the 262nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 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 135 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 19

  • 1356
    Battle of Poitiers: an English army under the command of Edward, the Black Prince defeats a French army and captures the French king, John II.
  • 1676
    Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon’s Rebellion.
  • 1692
    Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.
  • 1778
    The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
  • 1870
    Having invaded the Papal States a week earlier, the Italian Army lays siege to Rome, entering the city the next day, after which the Pope described himself as a Prisoner in the Vatican.
  • 1881
    U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting.
  • 1944
    Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War).
  • 1945
    Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) is sentenced to death in London.
  • 1946
    The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.
  • 1946
    The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
  • 1961
    Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
  • 1971
    Montagnard troops of South Vietnam revolt against the rule of Nguyen Khanh, killing 70 ethnic Vietnamese soldiers.
  • 1973
    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
  • 1976
    Turkish Airlines Boeing 727 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Osmaniye, Turkey, killing all 155 passengers and crew.
  • 1978
    The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.
  • 1985
    Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
  • 1989
    A terrorist bomb explodes UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, killing 171.
  • 1991
    Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.
  • 1995
    The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.
  • 1997
    Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.

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