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

  • 335
    Flavius Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British forces win a tactically expensive victory over the Continental Army in the First Battle of Saratoga.
  • 1796
    George Washington’s farewell address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.
  • 1846
    Two French shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, experience a Marian apparition on a mountaintop near La Salette, France, now known as Our Lady of La Salette.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Chickamauga.
  • 1934
    Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr.
  • 1940
    Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.
  • 1944
    Battle of Hürtgen Forest between United States and Nazi Germany begins.
  • 1946
    The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
  • 1957
    First American underground nuclear bomb test (part of Operation Plumbbob).
  • 1959
    Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland due to security concerns.
  • 1970
    Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of Geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.
  • 1976
    Turkish Airlines Boeing 727 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Osmaniye, Turkey, killing all 155 passengers and crew.
  • 1976
    Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.
  • 1978
    The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.
  • 1981
    Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in New York’s Central Park.
  • 1985
    A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.
  • 1989
    A terrorist bomb explodes UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, killing 171.
  • 1990
    Delhi University student Rajiv Goswami attempts Self Immolation during Anti-Reservation agitation in India. Though he survived, his Self Immolation inspired nearly 150 self immolation bids and indirectly led to the Resignation of V P Singh Govt.
  • 1995
    The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.

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